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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  • August 8, 2017
    This is one of my favorite basilicas. A rather simple exterior, but the massive interior nave is quite spectacular. We went on a weekday and got to go up to the top. If you don't like elevators, this ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    We could only see the outside, itbwas closed and they don't post the hours of operation, thw place seems nive  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a Catholic cathedral in the heart of Medellin near the Bolivar Park. It is home of the Archbishop of Medellin. It is built by a French a...  more »
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  • May 18, 2017
    Beautiful and traditional step forced for any person who wants to learn about Medellín!
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  • February 18, 2017
    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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  • May 13, 2016
    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
  • October 4, 2016
    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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  • October 17, 2016
    This place with so much history has been preserved, its construction for so many years was difficult, it has stained glass windows of the time, easy access and services around.
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