Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Medellín

Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Medellín

Catedral Basílica Metropolitana de Medellín
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Myo M
By Myo M
A big one of "all bricks"!
4.0 of 5 bubblesDec 2019
Among many cathedrals in South & Central Americas having visited, really very rarely (actually likely if ever) have I been to another cathedral such as this one which is "entirely of bricks" (and not just the exterior but the interior as well), and yes adding to that uniqueness is also its "significant height" (specifically of its 2 towers on the front side) for really a "pretty awesome" view of the Cathedral from the area in front like the Cathedral's front grounds (a fairly small area though). As for the interior of the Cathedral though, this cathedral I would say is "kind of bare" with just very few of shrines & sculptures along its interior length (as might be expected at a big cathedral apart from the main altar at the far end) although with pretty nice colorful Crucifixion scenes in semicircular frames to see along the length on both sides. I started my "half-day tour" of Zona Centro Historico at Plaza Botero (just a moderate-sized plaza but with about 20 huge bronze sculptures by Botero to see close up & admire) followed by just about a 10-minute walk through the shopping area to the east with one street then a left turn onto another street where at the end is Parque de Bolivar (a pretty small park but with an "equestrian statue" of Simon Bolivar actually pretty great for some nice photo-op) followed immediately by this cathedral (its front grounds just adjacent to that park); and after heading back to Plaza Botero from the Cathedral, it was about a 10-minute walk from that plaza this time to the south (through a pretty crowded street lined with just plenty of shops & outdoor vendors!) then a right turn onto some "wide & non-crowded" street along which after about a 5-minute walk was arriving at another plaza (kind of an interesting one with a great number of "long upright poles" all over the plaza), then finally after about another 10-minute walk was arriving at Plaza Mayor (a long rectangular-shaped plaza with the sign 'Yo (heart) Medellin' & also some nice-sized bamboo grove along its one side). Coming by metro, Parque Berrio Station (on Line A) is where to get off which is just right beside Plaza Botero (and from which as mentioned above is just about a 10-minute walk to this cathedral).

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B d A
Athens, Greece982 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Brick is a material consecrated in Colombia. Vernacular use, fine masonry and availability in all building formsQ residential, hotels, public. Since the quality of the soil allows the production of fruit and the production of fine clay-based useful materials we have a holy coincidence. This is a church with extensive use of brickwork. It is imposing, crisp, clean, underadorned, occupying a central square, denoting without smothering and finely arranged inside this basilica. Almost a post modern gothic tinge in a building which is emblematic in the centre of Medellin
Written 1 August 2022
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Myo M
Coquitlam, Canada26,861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Among many cathedrals in South & Central Americas having visited, really very rarely (actually likely if ever) have I been to another cathedral such as this one which is "entirely of bricks" (and not just the exterior but the interior as well), and yes adding to that uniqueness is also its "significant height" (specifically of its 2 towers on the front side) for really a "pretty awesome" view of the Cathedral from the area in front like the Cathedral's front grounds (a fairly small area though). As for the interior of the Cathedral though, this cathedral I would say is "kind of bare" with just very few of shrines & sculptures along its interior length (as might be expected at a big cathedral apart from the main altar at the far end) although with pretty nice colorful Crucifixion scenes in semicircular frames to see along the length on both sides.

I started my "half-day tour" of Zona Centro Historico at Plaza Botero (just a moderate-sized plaza but with about 20 huge bronze sculptures by Botero to see close up & admire) followed by just about a 10-minute walk through the shopping area to the east with one street then a left turn onto another street where at the end is Parque de Bolivar (a pretty small park but with an "equestrian statue" of Simon Bolivar actually pretty great for some nice photo-op) followed immediately by this cathedral (its front grounds just adjacent to that park); and after heading back to Plaza Botero from the Cathedral, it was about a 10-minute walk from that plaza this time to the south (through a pretty crowded street lined with just plenty of shops & outdoor vendors!) then a right turn onto some "wide & non-crowded" street along which after about a 5-minute walk was arriving at another plaza (kind of an interesting one with a great number of "long upright poles" all over the plaza), then finally after about another 10-minute walk was arriving at Plaza Mayor (a long rectangular-shaped plaza with the sign 'Yo (heart) Medellin' & also some nice-sized bamboo grove along its one side).

Coming by metro, Parque Berrio Station (on Line A) is where to get off which is just right beside Plaza Botero (and from which as mentioned above is just about a 10-minute walk to this cathedral).
Written 19 July 2020
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,766 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Solo
This church is quite large and it has a neo romanesque style.
I've liked a lot some interesting glasses in the interior of the church.
Written 19 May 2019
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ecastill4
Santiago, Chile378 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
I don’t recommend to walk around this area by yourself.

No es recomendable visitar solo, el area no es segura.

Hay mucha prostitución a la vista de todos en pleno día.

Prostitution in the middle of the day.

El parque Bolivar lo están reparando.

The park it’s under construction.
Written 20 May 2019
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Kees O
Bonaire5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Beautiful cathedral in the center of Medellin. Limited opening hours, so keep that in mind. On the Saturday we were there there was a nice flea market in the park directly in front of the cathedral.
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Written 5 September 2023
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