Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

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Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

Metropolitan Cathedral in Quito

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Schedules: Lunes a sábado: de 09:30 a 17:00
Address: Venezuela y Espejo
Price: $ 1,50 Adultos; Niños y Tercera Edad $1,00.

This is one of the oldest temples in South America.  Its architecture includes Baroque, Mudejar, Rococo, Gothic and Neoclassical styles.   It is also home to works by artists of the Quito School of Art, based in the nearby Church and Convent of St. Francis. The side reredos, covered with goldleaf, were carved by the early masters of that school and in their niches are placed images of saints and martyrs. The large painting of the Assumption of the Virgin, located in the upper choir, is the work of Manuel de Samaniego (1767-1824).

 

The altarpiece of the Chapel of All Souls has the notable sculptural group known as The Denial of St. Peter, attributed to Father Carlos. Other notable Cathedral artworks include the Altarpiece (Retablo) of Santa Ana (comprising images of Saint Joaquín, Saint Joseph, and Saint Ann and dating to the 18th century); Bernardo Rodríguez’s Cure of the Lame by Saint Peter; the 1734 sculpture Inmaculada of Bernardo de Legarda (the replica of which watches over Quito from the top of El Panecillo); also, the Adoration of the Three Magi and the Cure of the Crippled (a mural).

 

The high altar, said to be entirely of gold, shows both Baroque and Moorish patterns.  Inside a chapel adjacent to the sacristy are the remains of Marshal Antonio José de Sucre , a hero of Ecuadorian and Latin American independence. The urn containing his remains is circular and is carved in black stone from Pichincha.  Around the urn flags representing all of the countries whose freedom Sucre fought for are shown.

 






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