The Tower of Condors on the Basilica of the National Vow stands an impressive 377 feet. Yet the basilica’s elevated position makes this steeple appear considerably taller. Near the top are statues of condors, the national bird of Ecuador. A popular activity among tourists is to climb the stone steps of this spire supported by flying buttresses and positioned above the nave. Depending on your susceptibility to vertigo, you can enjoy the lookout from two platforms or proceed farther for a panoramic view of the city.