Basilica del Voto Nacional

Translated as the Basilica of the National Vow, this is the Roman Catholic Basilica in the center of Quito. We ended up here because a taxi driver who was trying to jack up the fare drove us around a while and then pretended that this is where we told him we wanted to go instead of “Plaza Grande”, which I am sure anyone can mistake for “Basilica del Voto Nacional”, right?

The National Basilica

It was big and very impressive, but all I could think about was how many poor people became poorer by giving everything they had to build it and how many still give more than they can afford to maintain it.

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