La Basilica Church, Quito

It is one of the largest churches and recent Ecuador, consists of 24 chapels inside, including 22 representing the number of provinces. The underground crypt save where lie the remains of several former presidents of the republic.

The building reaches a height of 100 meters. Precisely at the top was built a beautiful view which also serves as cafeteria. It is one of the most important neo-Gothic architecture in Ecuador. It stands out because its carvings representing the flora and fauna.

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  • City: Quito
  • Sector:North-east
  • Dirección:Leonidas Plaza and Germanio S.
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Sunday 9:00 to 17:00
  • Cost of revenue:2.00 USD



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Information of La Basilica church

The Basilica del Voto Nacional is one of the most beautiful churches in the city. This work was encouraged by Father Julio María Matovelle and materials were brought from the district of San Juan. The project was conducted by the French architect Emilio Tarlier, inspired by the cathedral in Bourges, he plans between 1890 and 1896.

The church was consecrated in 1988, to commemorate the consecration of the Ecuadorian state to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Located on a steep hill northeast of the old city Quito, can be seen from any corner of the city, particularly at night when illuminated, like a lighthouse, in bright green and blue.

The basilica is 140 meters long and 35 wide, 30 meters high in the nave, 15 feet high in the 24 votive chapels, cruising 74 meters and is the largest church in Ecuador and throughout Latin America. The two front towers are 115 meters high and has seven gates, 3 and 4 on the front side and a solid Crypt Pantheon.

This construction differs from the others by its tendency neo-Gothic style marked by the use of gargoyles and ornaments worldwide. La Basilica del Voto Nacional change the neo-Gothic style using local flora and fauna that gives a twist to this type of art.

Inside we can find a telescope that can see all the middle and south of the Ecuadorian capital with clarity and precision. You can also visit the tower of the condor and the clock tower and belfry.

The name of the Condor Tower is that its height is equal to the minimum reaches the condor in flight. To get to cross it in a sort of suspension bridge that leads up a steep and narrow stairs. Here is located the highest viewpoint in the Basilica.

In contrast, in the Clock Tower and Bell Tower, as its name implies, is the machine clock that still works accurately and four bells, of different sizes, announcing the time with their bells. The whole tower is connected with long spiral stairs as it can get to the cross of the church.

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