38 Photos - Feb 22, 2013
Photo: Facade of the Basilica del Voto Nacional, rebuilt in the 1920s. Both towers have clocks.Photo: The facade, nearer viewPhoto: Inside the church from the rear balconyPhoto: Inerior, more detailPhoto: The main window at the rear of the churchPhoto: Flying buttresses, right sidePhoto: Seabird gargoylePhoto: Pelican gargoylePhoto: Flying buttresses, left sidePhoto: Detail of left side: Workers making repairsPhoto: View of interior through a round windowPhoto: Above the inner roof and below the false outer roof, a catwalk leads to the small rear towerPhoto: A ladder from the catwalk up the base of the small rear towerPhoto: View from the base of the small rear tower toward the main towers, frontPhoto: This ladder leads to the viewing platform in the small rear tower; I balked.Photo: View from the base of the small rear towerPhoto: Another view from the base of the small rear towerPhoto: View of the catwalk inside the false roof, from the base of the rear towerPhoto: View inside the false roof, showing manner of constructionPhoto: The right tower has a cafe with a great viewPhoto: View of the small rear tower from the right front towerPhoto: Stairway to the clock works in the right main towerPhoto: View of one clock face from insidePhoto: View of the clock mechanismPhoto: Detail of the clock mechanismPhoto: View of one clock face from abovePhoto: Further stairway to the bell towerPhoto: Looking down on the clock facesPhoto: Inside the bell tower; actual bells are just above via ladder, but access is barredPhoto: View of the small rear tower from the right main towerPhoto: Small rear tower, detailPhoto: View of QuitoPhoto: Photo: Photo: The Panecillo (soft roll of bread), hill topped by statue of VirginPhoto: Nearer view of Panecillo.  Virgin statue is a Quito landmark.Photo: The statue, seen from church towerPhoto: Statue, detail