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Tourist Attractions in Quito

Basilica of the National Vow

The Basilica of the National Vow is the largest church in Latin America, it is the most important work of Ecuadorian neo-Gothic architecture and it is also known as Basilica of the Consecration of Jesus or Basilica of San Juan.

The father Julio María Matobelle began the construction of the Basilica of the National Vowin 1890, with the design of the French architect Emilio Tarlier, who was inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral.

Its construction took more than 100 years and before being completed it was blessed by Pope John Paul II, during his visit to Ecuador in 1985. The official inauguration of the Basilica of the National Vow was July 12, 1988.

Due to its structure and neo-Gothic style, it is the symbol most recognized and loved by the inhabitants of Quito. It is confirmed by two large towers, a central nave; two laterals that form a cross and 24 internal lateral chapels that represent the provinces of Ecuador.

Obras representativas

  • Corazón de María chapel
  • National Pantheon of Heads of State
  • Catacombs
  • Oblate convent
  • Condor Tower
  • Clock and Bell Tower

Attention hours

  • Monday to Sunday: 09:00 to 17:00
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