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Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica

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Address: Bolivar Park, Medellin, Colombia
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a cathedral you wont want to miss

Like visiting churches, cathedrals? This is one you should not miss. And although you are in a warm city, the inside if this cathedral feels a bit cold.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lina L
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Davie, Florida
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269 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large building built of all the same color bricks. Other than the size it is rather unremarkable. If you get lucky enough to see the inside, it too is monotone brick, with some art to look at. I would not put on my list of "must-do in Medellin", but if you are there and it is... More 

Thank blindman20002000
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fencing around complete front plaza. No more details are available now. I don't know if there is renovations planned or closed for lead-in to Semana Santa.

Thank Ckrenzel
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Cathedral is very unique, it is a construction made with more than a million bricks, the best example of the rest of the city that has the typical color of the bricks. Inside the Cathedral seems very simple, but if look closer you will find a lot of beauty, has an altar made of marble, if you want to... More 

Thank Ana Cristina V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like visiting churches, cathedrals? This is one you should not miss. And although you are in a warm city, the inside if this cathedral feels a bit cold.

Thank Lina L
Avon, Connecticut, United States
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

La Metropolitana, sits in the Parque de Bolivar, and its the biggest Cathedral made totally of bricks.

Thank Fabiolabidwell
Silver Spring, Maryland
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328 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We took the metro to Prado Station and walked 500m southeast, arriving at 10:30AM. Fortunately there were services and all doors open. Built in 1875, both the weathered orange interior and the fresh red exterior are constructed of 1.12 million bricks. Even the rows of tall round columns are out of bricks, leaving only the dark wood benches/ceiling to contrast.... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We walked here from the Bolivar park and it's not far. We could not enter because it was closed, so if you really want to enter you should check the opening times prior. The cathedral is beautiful and there's lots of people sitting around enjoying the sun. There's also a statue of Simon Bolivar outside to see.

Thank TravellingNessy
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We went on purpose to pay a visit. This was Thursday 4pm and the cathedral was totally closed !!!! From the outside nothing stands out ....the surrounding area including a the large square and garden are quite unsafe !

Thank tozepinto
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We called the tourism number in the brochure to make sure the church will be open when we arrived. They said it would be open all day, but we arrived at 1:30 pm and it was closed. It is very pretty from the outside next to a nice park. Someone in the park told us it was only open during... More 

Thank Shannon M
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Check your times before going, the plaza in front of the church is nice. I visited on a Wednesday at 5, they opened 5:15 and the mass was celebrated at 6pm

1 Thank Jaime L

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