Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina, Barranquilla

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The simple and modern facade of Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina, with it's harsh angular lines, conceals a world of color that streams throughout the interior of this 1955 Catholic cathedral. The church's construction took over 27 years to complete, designed in celebration of the Colombian-Caribbean religious heritage. What goes unnoticed from the exterior are the hundreds of stained-glass windows that illuminate the vast interior. Renowned Colombian sculptor Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt created the impressive sculpture of Christ that hangs from the ceiling, above the marble grand altar. Plan to see Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina and other attractions that appeal to you using our Barranquilla trip builder.
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Equipped to host the largest festival in the country, Barranquilla has a good set of accommodations catering to a range of tastes, budgets, and interests. Either side of Carrera 46, find pristine chain hotels and smaller independent options with extensive amenities, such as rooftop swimming pools, modern spas, and popular restaurants. Look to the more residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, and consider booking a rental apartment if planning on a longer stay. Economical options cluster around Paseo Bolivar, but note the area can be rather sketchy. Be sure to reserve well in advance if planning on visiting for Mardi Gras in February.
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  • This enormous construction must be seen, the interior is vast without any column. The stained glass windows are fabulous and all in length leaving a hue in this large inner room, a gigantic sculpture ...  more »
  • was really impressed with the outside and inside design of this church. and the huge scupture hanging from the ceiling dipicting the Lord was breathtaking. Many of my group thought it looked like Pose...  more »
  • The cathedral of Barranquilla is big enough, but it does not offer much in mean of architecture or art.  more »
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  • Today we begin Holy week. Commemoration very important to Christians because it reminds us of the great sacrifice Jesus made for us and example so that we make a decision of makes sacrifices
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  • The most modern Cathedral in the world. And with unique design.
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  • Place quiet to pray to God, sr feel atmosphere of peace for prayer. I love the small side chapel.
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