Basílica del Voto Nacional (HDR)

“(…) A Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito It is the largest neogothic basilica in the New World and the most important work of Neogothic Ecuadorian architecture. The building is noted for its gargoyles in the form of native Ecuadorian animals, such as armadillos, iguana, and Galapagos tortoises.

The first stone was placed On July 10, 1892. The basilica was blessed by Pope John Paul II on January 30, 1985, and it was consecrated and inaugurated on July 12, 1988.

Until today the basilica remains technically “unfinished.” Local legend says that when the Basílica is completed, the end of the world will come (…)”

all information taken from wikipedia


		
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