Monuments and Landmarks in South America
Ponto do Seixas is the most Eastern spot on the American continent. It lies in the state of Paraíba in the North East of Brazil. The state capital, João Pessoa, is only a few kilometers North from here.
A few hundred meters from this place is Cabo Branco where there is a lighthouse on the cliffs. At Ponto do Seixas itself there is nothing more than white beaches and some beach shacks where you can have a drink and some snacks.
While wandering through the wonderful Historic Centre of Quito, it is understandable that a felling of church-apathy can take over. But the Basilica del Voto Nacional is not just another church. While it's imposing position and dramatic architecture dominate the historical centre's skyline, this is a place where it's what inside that counts (more specifically, what's upstairs). Climbing up and in and through the attic and spires of the basilica is most certainly one of the big highlights of Quito. That is if you can handle small spaces, death defying ladder climbs and dizzying heights. The unparalleled access to the upper reaches of the basilica allow for some of the best views of Quito. Breath taking in more ways than one.