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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  • A historic place, a Catholic Church full of tradition, inevitable for tourists. It is worthwhile guided tour to meet with stories of the city's past
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  • Good Cathedral inside. By normalista outside but inside, magnificent coffered ceiling. Rebuilt after an earthquake. Do not miss
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  • It is a beautiful Cathedral, located in the center of Pereira, in the plaza de Bolivar, a beautiful place to pray and find a smile, give thanks to God and learn culture Breves
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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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