Basílica del Voto Nacional

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  • La Basilica del voto Nacional constitutes one of the most important samples of Ecuadorian neo-Gothic art.

    Its history is articulated with that of the Oblate Missionary Fathers of Divine Love to the Heart of Jesus and Mary, the only Congregation of Priests born in Ecuador, founded by Julio Maria Matovelle. This is located at Carchi 122 and Venezuela.

    The majestic work that is now the Basilica of the National Vote would not have been possible without the collaboration of the Quito people, who paid taxes, implanted by the state in 1895 for the purchase of salt, in order to raise funds for the building. Equally the significant effort of several generations of stonecutters and the donation of the land by the Oblate Fathers, made of this enclosure one of the most important basilicas of Latin America. It is compared to the Basilica of Saint Patrick, located in New York and with the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris.

    My visit to La Basilica del Voto Nacional By Mustafa Diagne – Dakar, Senegal.

    It was amazing visit the Basilica! the Gothic structure of the Basilica and its statues are amazing. The cost to climb to the towers is 2 dollars per foreign person and you can climb to the top of that temple and enjoy an incredible panoramic view of the entire historical center. To go to the basilica you only need to reach the historic center, once there from any part of the historic center you can walk to the Basilica or if you prefer to take a taxy to take you.

    Important data

    The Basilica of Quito is located on Calle Venezuela and Francisco Caldas, this is north-west of the Historic Center of Quito.

    To get to the Basilica of Quito, from the Plaza de la Independencia, go down Venezuela Street seven blocks north, there you will find this monumental work of the nineteenth century.

    Its opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 09h00 and from 18h00 to 19h00. Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    The famous viewpoint of the Basilica of the National Vote is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The prices to access is $ 2 USD for the whole public.
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