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Address: Bolivar Park, Medellin, Colombia
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a beautiful cathedral from outside

We were not able to visit the inside of the cathedral. The building is interesting from outside though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We were not able to visit the inside of the cathedral. The building is interesting from outside though.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

whenever I am in Colombia. I always visit the churches. they are all amazing. this one is no exception. you will be amazed at what you see. all I can say is you have to see it for yourself

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nyc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Enjoyed a Sunday mass here that began at 8:45am. Stages of the cross art is high quality mosaic work. Interesting to contemplate the church's role during the last decades of Medellin's evolution. Priests were in their 80s so was interesting to think about how their role as counselors to the community and families during the more difficult years. Nice breakfast... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Entry didn't seem possible when I visited on a Tuesday morning at around 11am. Exterior looks good though and is worth a few photos. Fountain near the entrance is also quite pretty.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

In a very actively Catholic city, this Cathedral is worth a visit. I am told it has more bricks that any other building on earth, according to Ripleys. The cathedral is airy and busy. The churches in Medellin are bustling - this one is worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you ever go downtown in Medellin, do enter to the cathedral ! A spanish looking interior , very simple but impressive ! Do not expect a Vatican like magnificent church, but a place for respect !

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Mooresville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Stopped in the first Saturday of February when I went to the park for the monthly antiques market. The organist was practicing for Mass so we received a free "concert" while we sat and appreciated the cathedral's construction and appearance. Amazingly is built using more than 1.1 million bricks (not stones) and they are left uncovered (no plaster or stucco).... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We were fortunate to see inside as it's closed most of the time. Worth seeing if you can get in. It's the highlight of the downtown walking tour.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Catedral Metropolitana built in 1875 with a large interior and Spanish stained glass windows and a German pipe organ. I hoped to see the inside of this church but after going two different days, once in the morning and once in the afternoon I did not find it open. Seeing just the outside is not really worth the time and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

the coffered ceiling is supposed to be the hot thing about this cathedral. I found it disproportionate and too low for the arches. Maybe it is just me.

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Address: Bolivar Park, Medellin, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Antioquia Department  >  Medellin

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