Central and South American countries have their list of buildings that uses Doric columns. Different architects and designers all over the globe contributed to the influence of neoclassical styles on this continent. That is why every type of Greek architectural order is visible in their nations – Doric, Tuscan, Ionic, Corinthian, etc.
Here is a list of some of the Central and South American structures using Doric Columns:
National Palace of El Salvador
Located in San Salvador, this palace is a replacement for the old National Palace – which got destroyed on December 19, 1889. The construction took six years to complete, from 1905 to 1911. The palace has four main rooms – The Red Room, The Yellow Room, The Blue Room, and The Pink Room, and one hundred one secondary rooms. The neoclassical design of the palace is apparent in and out with its various ancient Greek influence, including Doric columns.
Giacomo Radiconcini is an Italian architect responsible for designing and constructing the Variedades Theater in 1913. The Italian influence of this building resembles the appearance of Roman structures, which include Doric columns in the façade windows. The Municipality of Quito, later on, bought the theater and gave it the name, Variedades Theater – Ernesto Alban, in honor of the first Ecuadorian Actor, Ernesto Alban.
Castillo Azul (Blue Castle)
This neoclassical building in San Jose, Costa Rica, is home for the presidency of the Congress. The design of the castle is a mixture of modern and neoclassical styles. Doric columns are present in some parts of the castle, as well as other Italianate design. In 1976, it was declared a national monument and historical-architectural heritage of Costa Rica.
Palacio de La Moneda
Also known as La Moneda, this building serves as a seat of the President of the Republic of Chile, along with three other cabinet ministers. An Italian architect, Joaquin Toesca, designed the building in the late 1700s. The building has a pure neoclassical influence, apparent on its appearance. La Moneda is one of the most historical buildings in Chile, as it is present in most of the country’s past events.
The Church and Convent of St. Francis
Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco or only el San Francisco is one of the most known Roman Catholic Church in Quito, Ecuador. It features high-class designs from top to bottom, including different styles. The inside of the church shows neoclassical appearance, excellently crafted ceilings, altarpieces, and columns – in various orders, including Doric columns.
Museum of Fine Arts in Venezuela
The Museum of Fine Arts is an art museum founded in 1917. Carlos Raul Villanueva is the architect who designed this neoclassical building. The structure of the museum includes four Doric columns in its façade.