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Address: Bolivar Park, Medellin, Colombia
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Great but in a very seedy park

The church was closed on our visit but was still impressive from the outside. The park was very seedy - there were kids throwing a ball at a junkie, creepy men drinking and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pereira, Colombia

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Vernon, Canada
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129 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The basilica is made of unique bricks, hence its "largest" claim. It was not open when we were there. The plaza in front is a bit sketchy with lots of people struggling with life. Some are overly friendly and others resented our presence. Supposedly there is a thieves market and an active gay/transgendered prostitution streets behind the church go there... More 

Thank Charles S
Medellin, Colombia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth to visit, the interior and the piano, that is amazing, be careful of the surroundings specially if you are with a backpack or a camera, just be alert and try to not go through weird places you may notice are not really safe.

Thank Hospedaje Ranch... R
Pereira, Colombia
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39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church was closed on our visit but was still impressive from the outside. The park was very seedy - there were kids throwing a ball at a junkie, creepy men drinking and staring, a few people arguing.

Thank nomadicniko
Lima, Peru
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49 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Cathedral made out of bricks. Built in 1948 and very well maintain. It's in Plaza Bolivar which is always very busy with people selling sweets etc.

Thank Laura Mónica B
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The building looks nice, but the Cathedral was closed on sunday. Plus, the area was roaming with dangerous looking people. Had to leave as fast as possible.

1 Thank Gustavo V
Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

A beautiful pray filled place that welcome all ... rich and poor, street people and travelers, all safe and welcome and home.

Thank jdchopin1969
Medellin, Colombia
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This church was buildt between 1875 and 1930. It was built by a french achitect. It is located downtown Medellin and it has been declared as a National Patrimony Monument.. It is located at Parque de Bolívar. Its romanic style includes stained glass windows, wooden furniture and ancient pieces of religious art. It also has a Walker organ beautifully played... More 

Thank Juan Carlos R
Buenos Aires
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88 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Located on the edge of Parque Bolivar, this impressive structure used more bricks than another church in the world. Massive and magestic, it deserves a couple of hours. One word of caution is to be careful around Parque Bolivar as there are some questionable people who hang out here.

Thank Jody H
Paris, France
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2,034 reviews
1,571 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 774 helpful votes
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.

Thank sipivu
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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

Thank trident63

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