St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral29 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Calle de los Santos de Piedra, Cra. 4, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia Map
- Timings: 10:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:20 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Museums, Statue
Construction on this Cathedral, begun in 1577, took 84 years to complete, due in part to an attack on the city and church by Francis Drake in the 1586. This likely contributed to the church’s fortress-like appearance. The bright yellow building and domed tower are an important part of the Old Town skyline. Designed by Simón González, with the tower by Gastón Lelarge, it is among the oldest of the episcopal sees in the Americas. It is a simply made building with few flourishes. It has a pretty portal, a gilded 18th century main altar and a Carrara marble pulpit. There are also some lovely frescoes.
After you’ve checked out the church, head outside, and to the rear of the building. There, in a little corner space close to the church wall, at the crossing of the street, you’ll find a monument statue to Pope John Paul II.
St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral Travel Tips
- Ask the cathedral staff for the audio tour guide.
Entrance Ticket Details For St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral
- Adult: COP 12000
- Kid: COP 8000
St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral Hours
- Times given are from a secondary source and might not be reliable.
How to Reach St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral
- By car or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
- Walk to here from inside Old Town.
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- St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral Address: Calle de los Santos de Piedra, Cra. 4, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
- St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral Timing: 10:30 am - 07:00 pm
- Best time to visit St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral(preferred time): 11:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Time required to visit St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral: 00:20 Mins
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