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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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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  • This cathedral can be almost missed as it has original brickwork and is not lavishly surrounded Inside mass was on and it was full. Much larger than you expect with great architecture  more »
  • I don't know how to describe the inside of the cathedral in terms other than beautiful. It has a look that I've never seen anywhere else in the world!  more »
  • The kind of rare, spectacular, detailed wooden framing that forms arches and the ceiling in this cathedral is what makes this church special and a must-see please in Pereira. It is right beside Simon ...  more »