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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica by using our Medellin holiday planner.
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El Poblado, an upper-class neighborhood south of the city center, offers the widest range of options. Sticking to this area allows you to enjoy the city's nightlife and food culture, although you'll likely pay above average prices. The neighborhoods of Laureles and Estadio, in the city's inner-west, are known as safe, family-friendly areas to stay, while the city center offers the best range of luxury accommodations.
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  • Probably one of the most interesting things about this cathedral is that a turism guide promoted it a couple of years ago as the world's largest cathedral. The story tells that the person who talked t...  more »
  • The history saids that "an english man whoused to bethe owner of that property, donated the terrain for the church and surrenders..." and that's how the city started, but, what an english man was doin...  more »
  • I was impressed with this cathedral. It was founded more than 400 years and it keep in good conditions. Is very impressive his "altar mayor" with 3 episodes of the bible. Need restoration soon.  more »
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  • Beautiful and traditional step forced for any person who wants to learn about Medellín!
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  • A beautiful Cathedral, the second largest in the world built in Adobe don't hesitate to visit it is a beautiful site.
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  • 麥德林不能算是旅遊城市,這是缺點,同樣也是優點。非常喜歡它的城市輕軌與高架纜車,這種纜車居然是交通工具,不是為旅遊或滑雪。2000或4000票價(1美金換2740),包括輕軌與纜車。上麵還有一段更遠的纜車到一個森林公園要單獨買票,4600單程。纜車下麵就是所謂的貧民區,不過不怎麽貧窮的樣子,叫平民區更切合實際。 在九三年之前,世界上最恐怖的黑社會組織是哥倫比亞的麥德林毒品集團
  • Beautiful cathedral, very well preserved, with old, beautiful décor, beautiful stained glass windows, works of art and sculptures of the Catholic religion. An excellent site to visit in Medellin! Considered the city's heritage.
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  • The Cathedral of Bogotá is to visit lomejor
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