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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín

The largest brick church in the world. More than a million pieces were used to build this church!

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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín

The large cathedral in the city.

We are in front of the main church in the capital. Designed by the great French architect, Charles Émile Carré, the building was inaugurated during 1931. Consisting of three naves, the church is built in a Neo-Romanesque style and it's characterised by the peculiar clay colour of the bricks; in fact the Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín is the largest brick church in the world, as more than a million pieces were used to build it! Two huge towers of 66 metres tall stand out on the buildings facade. Its dark interior is distinguished by a moderate representation of decorative elements, but the stained-glass windows, marble fountains, and the canopy of the altar create the most remarkable contrast. The cathedral's two most artistic attractions are El Cristo del Perdón, which is a masterpiece by Francisco Antonio Cano, and the sculpture of Jesús Crucificado, created by the sculptor, Bernardo Vieco.



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