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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  • By day or night, this is the gem that defines the walled city. We couldn't get inside to examine the interior but the architectural features were quite pronounced from the exterior. A photograqphers d...  more »
  • We couldn't visit your interior, but the façade and the grandeur of the building it's creepy!
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  • In a few moments the churches are open, usually only during mass. Contrary to what is written in the guides, we didn't find any information and or audio guide. The Cathedral is very beautiful and at night your Tower is all lit up.
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