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General Information

Other name(s): Saint Elizabeth's Cathedral
Beginning of works: 1897
Completion: 1916
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Cathedral
Architectural style: Neo-Gothic

Location

Location: ,
Coordinates: 3° 45' 25" N    8° 46' 58" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

towers height 40 m
number 2

Chronology

16 January 2020 The cathedral is seriously damaged in a fire.

Excerpt from Wikipedia

St. Elizabeth's Cathedral (Spanish:Catedral de Santa Isabel de Malabo or Catedral de Malabo) is a Roman Catholic cathedral located on Independencia Avenue (Avenida de la Independencia) in the city of Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, home of the Archdiocese of Malabo. It is considered the largest Christian church in the nation. It was named after St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The cathedral was seriously damaged by fire on January 16, 2020 while restoration work was underway.

Construction

Its construction began in 1897 with donations from parishioners, commercial companies and the Spanish government, for it was one of its colonies. The architect of the monument was Luis Segarra Llairadó, and was inaugurated in 1916.

It is built in a neogothic style that emphasizes its façade, flanked by two 40-meter-high (130 ft) towers, and a nave with two aisles.

Text imported from Wikipedia article "St. Elizabeth's Cathedral, Malabo" and modified on 10 February 2021 according to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license.

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  • Structure-ID
    20019930
  • Published on:
    11/03/2006
  • Last updated on:
    28/03/2021