St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, Cartagena

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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 your visit to St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Cartagena trip itinerary planner.
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  • Its belfry of dome is a postcard for the city, in a bright yellow tone. Night lighting also stands out. Considered one of the oldest cathedrals in America, this church started to be built in the year 1577, and in 1586, still under construction, the temple was attacked by the pirate Francis Drake, causing major damage and delaying your end, which took place 84 years later. In 1955, by means of a decree, due to your architectural and cultural value has been declared as National Monument of Colombia.
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  • It is one of the oldest in America, contemporary of the Mexico. It suffered pirate attacks (Francis Drake) and was completed in 1612. Restoration in these times, we can only see its external architecture. Its bell tower can be seen from various points of the city. The altar is made of wood in its entirety and is adorned with gold. It is obligatory if you walk through the Centre.
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  • Unfortunately this beautiful church is closed for renovation. When will it open again for visitors is anybody's guess! but you can walk by and admire the beautiful facade. Dont miss the musicians on t...  more »