If you have been keeping up with us, you can understand my obsession with churches and cathedrals abroad. I think it is because there is a distinct lack of them in the United States. It would definitely make the cities a bit more interesting if you had dramatic architecture like this. The basilica in Quito blew my mind. It is GORGEOUS.
If you check out the post on Quito, you can see a close up of the gargoyles on the church – or otherwise known as various animals from the Galapagos. Clearly placed after the church was built, I think it is a clever way to incorporate the eco-friendly culture of Ecuador.