St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral, Cartagena

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#9 of 16 in Historic Sites in 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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  • This is a 16-17th century church in historic center of Cartagena. It took over 80 years to build for it to be build. This remarkable church is usually included in historic city walks of Cartagena. At ...  more »
  • Anything inside the historic part of Cartagena is worth visiting. Every building has a story and the city in itself is full of character.  more »
  • The Church is impressive and follows open most of the time, it's worth a visit. Its façade is worth some beautiful photographs.
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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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