Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral

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Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral
Interior de la catedral de guayaquil.jpg
Interior of the cathedral
Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral is located in Ecuador
Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral
Guayaquil Metropolitan Cathedral
Location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 2°11′40″S 79°53′03″W / 2.194546°S 79.884124°W / -2.194546; -79.884124
Location Guayaquil
Country Ecuador
Denomination Roman Catholic
Architecture
Heritage designation National Monument
Architect(s) Juan Antonio Orús Madinyá
Style Neogothic
Groundbreaking 1924
Completed 1937
Administration
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Guayaquil

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Guayaquil (officially the Cathedral of Saint Peter[1]) is a cathedral in the center of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

The current cathedral is the successor of the cathedral that was Guayaquil's main cathedral at the time of the city's founding. The original cathedral was made of wood and located on Santa Ana Hill. This cathedral was destroyed in a fire in 1692.[2]

The current building was constructed in a neo-Gothic style between 1924 and 1937. It is located on Calle Chimborazo between Avenida 10 de Agosto and Avenida Clemente Ballén.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cathedrals". Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-08. Retrieved 2010-03-06.