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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  • October 2, 2017
    This historic Church is beautiful, consists of the naves divided by columns, this is Cartagena's Cathedral, dedicated to Catherina of Alexandria it was built in the 1500+and destroyed 3 times, one tim...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Unfortunately, we did not enter in the Cathedral, but we admired the baroque style of the building which dates back to the 16th century. It is currently the seat of the Archbishop, one of the oldest e...  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    Of day goes unnoticed, just a cathedral of ancient construction, but tonight the Cathedral can be seen by several, enchants with your beauty.
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