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Basílica del Voto Nacional

Calles Carchi y Venezuela
Quito Ecuador

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1887
  Finished1985
Floor Count4
Basement Floors1
Building Uses
 - religious
Structural Types
 - church
 - clock
Architectural Style
 - neo-gothic
Materials
 - steel
 - stone
 - wood
 - marble
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire377 ft

Description
• Architect: Emilio Tarlier
• The central ship of the temple has 140 meters long, 35 of wide and 30 of high where willing 14 brass images that represent 11 apostles and 3 evangelists.
• It is conformed by 24 internal chapels that represent the provinces.

The basilica is the most important work of Neogothic Ecuadorian architecture and is one of the most representative of the Americas.

It is the largest neogothic basilica in the New World.

The building is noted for its grotesques in the form of native Ecuadorian animals, such as armadillos, iguana, and Galapagos tortoises.

The votive chapels are 15 meters high, the sanctuary is 30 meters high, and the transept is 74 meters high.

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