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Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

Bolivar Park, Medellin, Colombia
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Ranked #22 of 51 Attractions in Medellin
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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nyc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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780 reviews 780 reviews
456 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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porto alegre, brasil
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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123 reviews 123 reviews
75 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Aruba
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It seems that there is a church every stone's throw away from each other in every large city in South America. This cathedral was interesting but the only uniqueness is indeed that they used quite a lot of bricks to build it. We got off at prado station of the metro, and walked over. Besides the plaza Bolivar there wasn/t... More

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Los Angeles
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141 reviews 141 reviews
42 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We had high hopes for visiting the Cathedral in Medellin. We took the modern and efficient metro to the nearest stop, Prado,which according to our map was only four blocks away. However, the side streets leading from the main boulevard to Parque Bolivar were full of prostitutes and drug addicts. After trying to brave it and look past it all,... More

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