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Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

Bolivar Park, Medellin, Colombia
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Ranked #19 of 40 attractions in Medellin
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites
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Mooresville, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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139 reviews 139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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Denver, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I was just in Cali, Medellin, Cartagena, Barranquilla and Bogota. Of all of them Medellin is wonderful. Great weather year around, easy to get around except during a rush hour then a bit slow. Great Taxis service and cheap. Great Malls and shopping, Safe and beautiful mountains.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Lovely building with impressive interior. All kinds of people visit.

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Medellin, Colombia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

When you go to Medellin you have to know this church. Is a very good feeling and you can admire the architecture

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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Great photo ops. People watching is great, a little on the scary side, people from all walks of life surround the area, but it was great for a feel of the city. The Cathedral is a great place to go and meditate on your journy or just give thanks for a trip of a lifetime. Tour included in the Touribus.

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