Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira, Pereira

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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. To visit Cathedral of Our Lady of Poverty Pereira on your holiday in Pereira, and find out what else Pereira has to offer, use our Pereira tour planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The architecture and the desire to keep it makes this place a landmark city, regardless of intent whether religious or not is a mandatory step.
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  • August 10, 2017
    See for the interior architecture. This Cathedral is located in the middle of shopping streets of Peraira
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  • August 8, 2017
    If the construction is pretty but the downtown area is little friendly for tourists; It feels very insecure in the surroundings. In if Pereira has not much to offer, better to use the time to know the surrounding Salento and Valle de Cocora
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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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