Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira, Pereira

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#1 of 8 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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  • be sure to go inside, the Church is beautiful with wood and without much decorations. Very nice and sober. The outside is hard to see in its entirety, there are time anyway trees in image.
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  • For a normal Church. The magic is on the inside. Bamboo construction. PIN is not so Catholic
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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 »
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