La Merced Church La Merced Church on Ben Alcazar Plaza was built from 1700 to 1742. Its 154' tower is the highest in colonial Quito and contains the largest bell in the city. The tower is said to be possessed by the devil. Only a black man named Ceferino was strong enough to resist the devil to ring the bell and wind the clock. No one has entered the tower since Ceferino died in 1810!
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