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Reviewed 20 September 2018

A very big building, beautiful organ playing and singing during mass. The plaza before the cathedral is very agreeable too. Nice place to linger, look at all kind of peope and eat some fresh fruits.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A great place to spend some quiet moments, in an otherwise busy, noisy environment. It's really worthwhile visiting.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Nelson M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Catedral Metropolitana de Medellín is a very large and impressive cathedral built in a Neo-Romanesque style. It was constructed between 1890 and 1931. It is a dark and mysterious space that gives the traveler a welcome retreat from the bustling city life around it. Its...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

The colonial revival style exterior of the Cathedral is an impressive brick structure. Inside the brickwork is exposed and is unadorned giving a very austere appearance. No decoration or ornamentation. I was fortunate to visit during morning mass and had the opportunity to hear the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank peterh125
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The building is amazing both outside and inside it is totally worth it, the park in front is ok. BE CAREFUL WHEN GETTING THERE, the streets surrounding the church are awful to say the least, we got there walking and regretted it. The entire area...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It was pouring rain when we went into Bolivar square and approached this large brick cathedral. It was lunch lime and unfortunately it was closed. Pity’s really!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A nice looking cathedral though I've seen many more impressive ones in Mexico and other countries. The interior wasn't as awe inspiring as many others. The area around it is a place where some care should be taken, especially after dark. I personally didn't have...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Mik O
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This church is amazing. Is the biggest in the world built with mud brick. If you visit Medellin, you must come and see this Cathedral built at the beginning of the 20th century.

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Sergio R
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I attended a Sunday mass, and the church is beautiful. The other days of the week that I was in the area at the church was closed to visitors.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is one of my favorite basilicas. A rather simple exterior, but the massive interior nave is quite spectacular. We went on a weekday and got to go up to the top. If you don't like elevators, this isn't for you; we squeezed 3 people...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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