Zaruma Ecuador, Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen

Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen, the mother church of the city of Zaruma, is located in the Plaza of Independence, built between 1912 and 1930, its architecture and construction wood is saturated with balconies and eaves and wood paneling chandeliers, exquisite carved altar and lined with gold and silver, is a jewel embedded in its rich heritage, that every tourist to contemplate is ecstatic in its beauty.

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  • City:Zaruma
  • Sector:Centre
  • Address:October 9th Street
  • Schedule of attention:Daily 8:00 to 18:00
  • Cost of revenue:Free



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Information of Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen

The main church is a sanctuary Zaruma neo classical style, erected in honor of the Virgen del Carmen. It was rebuilt three times, the previous two were destroyed by its age, the present church began construction on July 12, 1912, and ended on March 1, 1930.

It has three naves, separated by type arabesque arches and an imposing Gothic tower of influence in the right aisle are paintings depicting the Old Testament, in the left aisle is the New Testament and in the central altar bathed gold and silver.

Inside the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen there is a combination of towering Gothic styles, and can appreciate the presence of Mudejar art in your ceiling. Currently the main altar, side altars and the altar of the Virgen del Cisne, are covered with gold leaf.

In addition you can see paintings of Serbian Gallardo as are oil paintings of old and new testaments, located on the right and left of the arches of the nave of the Shrine of the Virgen del Carmen and a door is painted the same Holy Supper with Jesus and his apostles without missing details, including anonymous and mysterious that hand with a knife, as in other representations of the dinner is not displayed.

The Sanctuary is a valuable example of wooden architecture that was brought from the site Capiro. Your festivities take place from 12 to 20 July. She joined the completion of the National Coffee Festival, Agricultural Fair, and various events and programming, religious, cultural, social and sporting activities.

Zaruma Ecuador, Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen


Map Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen, Ecuador

Map of Sanctuary of the Virgen del Carmen, Zaruma Ecuador



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