St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, Cartagena

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#9 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cartagena
Step through the heavy red doors of St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and set your gaze along the central nave to admire a golden altar. Completed in 1612 according to an Andalucian-inspired design by Simón González, the episcopal cathedral adds an airy touch to the old streets of Cartagena, with its light yellow facade and pink dome. As you walk through the columned cathedral, look up to the top of the walls and behind the altar to appreciate a collection of intricate wood carvings. Plan to see St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cartagena online travel route builder .
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  • On the most beautiful building of Cartagena you'll quickly come across on the way home in the old city.
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  • And very well preserved. Give a pit stop to grab some photos and important. And a location with many sellers and the sidewalks don't help.
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  • Cathedral in the Centre of the walled city. Several times rebuilt, with 3 naves. Especially the altar. Outside the statue done after the visit of Pope John Paul II
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