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Cathedral and Seminary | Mongomo | Eq. Guinea

locality
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
UU
surface
1.410 sqm
volume
10.080 mc
… is a contemporary church whose architecture recalls the long tradition of Catholic churches.

Cathedral and Seminary, Mongomo.

The Basilica and Seminary of Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea, is a contemporary church whose architecture recalls the long tradition of Catholic churches. The 2000 square metre Latin cross plan, capable of holding 800 believers, consists of an entrance portico, a hall and a transept at the ends of which the secondary altar is located on one side and the baptismal font on the other. There is an apse at the bottom with the main altar. The most important part of the Church remains the dome crowned by a good 39 m high lantern.

The Seminary is annexed, a real school designed to accommodate 40 seminarians. Spread over two levels, it houses  40 rooms and the bishop’s apartments, classrooms and the library, a chapel for prayer, the canteen, a recreation room and a computer room. These areas overlook a cloister directly connected to the Basilica of Mongomo.