Cuenca Ecuador, Cathedral of the Inmaculada Concepcion

It's the new cathedral of Cuenca and is regarded as a symbol of religious architecture in the city and one of the greatest works of Latin American level. The start of construction data 1882, stands inside the gold leaf and colorful stained glass windows, the marble used was brought from the Italian city of Carrara, a worthy representative of the people's faith and heritage Cuenca of Ecuador. It is Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance

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  • City:Quito
  • Sector:Center
  • Address:Benigno Malo and Mariscal Sucre
  • Schedule of attentionMonday to Sunday 07:00 to 24:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of Cathedral of the Inmaculada Concepcion

The construction of the new cathedral was left unfinished by Cuenca miscalculation architectural missing two domes, the same who were in the front of the church. The domes are covered with tiles are Czechoslovakia and is the Renaissance style. The plans of the cathedral were made by her German brother Juan Bautista.

The construction of the cathedral lasted over 100 years to complete. Its facade is imposing, its size causes an impression of enormous weight. It has capacity for eight thousand people, is 105 meters long and 43.5 meters wide. The height of the central dome is 53 meters and 12 meters in diameter. It also has a vault of 96 feet long, 12 wide and 4.2 long, with capacity for three thousand people.

Inside the church dominate the aisles, the beautiful stained glass windows made by the Basque artist Guillermo Larrazabal. In the center of the temple, the great baroque canopy and twisted columns, has features very similar to St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The windows of Larrazabal, who are of ancient glass, blown French colors of various shades, painted and armed baked rib lead.

In the building you can see Gothic, as are the three great rose windows, windows mullioned windows of the facade, turrets and stained-glass walls, combining various architectural styles, predominantly Romanesque.

Cuenca, Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción


Map Cathedral of the Inmaculada Concepcion, Cuenca Ecuador

Cathedral of the Inmaculada Concepcion, Cuenca Ecuador



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