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Facing Parque Berrío is Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, the most important church of Medllín. It dates back to the 1776 and served as the city's cathedral from 1868 to 1931. It was restored in 1997. Other churches stood here before, the first one from 1649 was made of wood and with a thatched roof.

Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria is a colonial style construction. It looks quite unusual in the surroundings of 1970s high-rise office blocks. The basílica contains some beautiful interior decoration, including an ornate ceiling with stunning recessed panels, and important religious art, such as the painting of the Virgin of la Candelaria, belonging to the most typical Spanish colonial style.

Address: corner of Carrera 50 and Calle 51
Directions: downtown; on the eastern side of Parque Berrío; metro station Parque Berrío

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  • Updated Mar 30, 2010
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