Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira, Pereira

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#1 of 6 in Historic Sites in Risaralda Department
Escape from the busy streets of El Centro and retreat to the cool, calm masterpiece of Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira. Built in 1890, the former Catholic church boasts a truly unique architectural style--with 13,503 pieces of curly cumin wood forming an intricate latticed ceiling. The exterior and interior are both of brick construction, the latter decorated with sculptures and figurines. Pope Pius XII elevated the church to a cathedral in December 1952. Poke your head in, gaze at the ceiling, and tour the catacombs if the gate is open. Using our world travel planner, Pereira attractions like Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you're a historical architecture fan, it's worth a stop. Beautiful high ceilings, arches and a calming space.  more »
  • It is a representative place in the city of Pereira, very organized, very pretty, with a restoration work excellent, lack someone who take a tour there.
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  • We enjoyed a service at this church on Sunday morning. The truss work inside was amazing and so unusual. There’s really nothing around it to see. We thought there were cafes and things to see in the a...  more »

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The modern central area offers high-rise hotels, with some business-oriented options as well as slightly more luxurious choices boasting spas, private pools, and swanky restaurants. If you wish to stick to a tight budget, consider staying in one of the more basic guesthouses, located on side streets in residential areas.
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