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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  • The colonial revival style exterior of the Cathedral is an impressive brick structure. Inside the brickwork is exposed and is unadorned giving a very austere appearance. No decoration or ornamentation...  more »
  • It is dark as the buildings of its style but has a body of international quality, confessionals of marble imported from Italy, a baldachin with lettuce seating made of the finest carved in wood. Silence is impressive. There masses are more important in the ciudaddonde meets the cream and cream of the clergy, the politics and the society.
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  • It is a spectacular Temple of the most beautiful in the city of Medellin. It is located in the Centre of the city and it is worth it to know it.
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  • Great and simple construction. Spectacular brick handling. The interior is majestic and invites to meditation.
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  • Of the most beautiful churches of the Capital paisa! It is the Church in Latin America's largest sewn brick!
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  • Every time I visit her I'm even more surprised. How would you do to make so many bricks? How they were able at that time to build similar dome and from that height? Did many people die at work? My parents spoke a lot of her and lived nearby in the Prado neighborhood and in the Basilica, many were relatives who were baptized there.
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  • Beautiful architecture, a place very spiritual, very suitable for the Eucharist and an excellent prayer space.
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  • Is a religious and architectural jewel of incalculable value... when I have a stressful situation caused by lack of money, loneliness, anguish, pain, or any cause... .voy there and I go out renewed and with new powers to deal with it... so it is of strong positive energy acquired majestic mass of more than one million bricks sewn inside...
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