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Atlas Obscura Legend Says the World Will End if This Basilica Is Ever Officially Completed

The Basílica del Voto Nacional is the largest neo-Gothic church in South America. According to local legend, the world will end if construction of the basilica is ever officially completed.

In 1883, Father Julio Matovelle began drumming up support for the construction of a massive basilica in the heart of Quito, Ecuador. The president threw his weight behind the project, and Congress designated 12,000 pesos for its creation.

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