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Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

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Address: Bolivar Park, Medellin, Colombia
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Huge cathedral next to a nice park

Huge cathedral next to a nice park. There was singing inside when I went by. Easy access from the other major attractions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on purpose to pay a visit. This was Thursday 4pm and the cathedral was totally closed !!!! From the outside nothing stands out ....the surrounding area including a the large square and garden are quite unsafe !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We called the tourism number in the brochure to make sure the church will be open when we arrived. They said it would be open all day, but we arrived at 1:30 pm and it was closed. It is very pretty from the outside next to a nice park. Someone in the park told us it was only open during... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Check your times before going, the plaza in front of the church is nice. I visited on a Wednesday at 5, they opened 5:15 and the mass was celebrated at 6pm

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trenton,nj
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This cathedral is huge and all made of bricks. It is spacious but not particularly well-lit. The building seems relatively modern and the art is unremarkable. The park across is nice, but we were told to be careful at night, in any case, this is a big city and awareness is a must. However, we felt safe walking around.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Huge cathedral next to a nice park. There was singing inside when I went by. Easy access from the other major attractions.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Colonialism was a historical stamp for Latin America and Colombia has plenty of locations to admire, learn about Latinos roots as well as beautiful people to enjoy each block on this city. The Medellin Metropolitan Cathedral is located in a very populous locations with easy access to many more amenities; shopping centers and discos. No tourist guide needed because everyone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is a beautiful and clean cathedral from the outside next to a nice tree filled park for relaxing. There is a statue of Simon Bolivar as well.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This is worth a stop. It is a beautiful cathedral. Some nice carvings and impressive. In a pretty plaza.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We arrived at 3:00 pm and couldn't get in. We were told it's open till 11 am and after 5 pm, for the 6 pm Mass. From the outside the cathedral basilica is gorgeous, and we very much enjoyed Bolívar Park and the pedestrian street leading away from it.

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

It's said to be the largest cathedral built on bricks. I would say it is, because it's huge and very pretty. It has beautiful paintings and an incredible organ.

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