Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica, Medellin

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Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica sits in the heart of the city and the seat of the city’s Archbishop. The Romanesque-style building is made of adobe clay bricks dating back to the late 19th century and was designed by French architect Charles Emile Carre. Admire the vast size of the church interior, the Spanish stained-glass windows, the ornate altar, and many pieces of religious paintings and sculptures. Our Medellin route website makes visiting Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica and other Medellin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • It is one of the most beautiful churches in Colombia,all in brick in sight, well worth visiting !
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  • Disappointed not to be able to visit this cathedral, during my visit to Medellin... Closed, despite my visit during business hours! Perhaps because of the renovation of the Plaza Bolivar, just adjoining?...
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  • The Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellin is in the center and can be a good attraction to connect with the Museum of Antioch (10 minutes from each other). She and huge and all in bricks, but what attracted me the most were the mosaics representing the stations of the Passion of Christ... Too beautiful.
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  • Giant brick church, nothing too exciting but it's big!
  • The traditional landmark at Medellin. It is a masterpice building
  • Beautiful architecture worth checking out!
  • She's beautiful. It is the most beautiful church in Medellin. It's very big, so don't be religious, it's a place worth seeing.
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  • A very old architectural place. It is good to know the history and general culture of the city
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