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Catedral Basílica Metropolitana

Catedral Basílica Metropolitana Review

The Metropolitan Cathedral's ornate coffee-color facade soars above the Parque de Bolívar. Designed by the French architect Charles Carré and built in 1875, it's South America's largest cathedral, and the third-largest brick building in the world.

Do not confuse the church with "La Catedral," the name given to notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's elaborate mansion outside Medellín. Escobar was held under house arrest there for a year prior to his escape and subsequent murder in 1993.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Carrera 48 No. 56–64, Medellín, 050012 | Map It
  • Phone: 4/513–2269
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 7–noon and 4:30–7, Sun. 7–1 and 4:30–7
  • Location: Medellín
Updated: 06-22-2011

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