The Cathedral was built following the classical architectural parameters: Doric exterior, to indicate its strength and Corinthian interior, to communicate its beauty. The temple consists of four large ships and a special symmetrical facade and elegant structure. Therefore, who first comes to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament has the impression of being under the vaults of a great Roman basilica.
In the bottom of the altarpiece his Ara or Altar formed of a single stone, with a length of three meters with thirty three centimeters by two feet wide, carved by the stonemason Luis Pazmiño stands. The altarpieces fused to the altars are of great artistic value, beautiful images venerate them. On your right is the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament and the image of the Immaculate Conception. The altar in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament and furniture that are on both sides to seat the canons of the Cathedral, are works of renowned architect and cabinetmaker Lucindo pastuso Espinoza. The great altarpiece that covers the entire apse of the chancel is formed by eight columns, topped by a large tympanum on which rests a sun supported by an angel.
It is a work of exquisite taste, carved cedar wood, fully gold and in the minutest detail, rigorously adjusted to the Corinthian order. In the center of this altarpiece, in its main niche, the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus made in magnificent carving is venerated. Among the intercolumnios are the images of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and San Juan Bautista. At the top of the apse, amid clouds of angels, is the image of the Eternal Father, donated by Mr. Olegario Medina, former governor of Nariño.
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