St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral, Cartagena

St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral, Cartagena - Address

Address: Calle de los Santos de Piedra, Cra. 4, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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Time Required: 00:20 Mins

Timings: 10:30 am - 07:00 pm Details

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About St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral, Cartagena

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 Information

  • Ask the cathedral staff for the audio tour guide.

St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral Ticket Prices

Audio tour:

  • Adult: COP 12000
  • Kid: COP 8000

St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral Opening and Closing Hours

  • Times given are from a secondary source and might not be reliable.

How To reach St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral by Public Transport

  • Drive to here or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
  • Walk to here from inside Old Town.

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St. Catherine Of Alexandria Cathedral, Cartagena Reviews

  • Currently under renovation so you can't go in but the have made a beautiful lighting display for the nighttime it's a must see while in Cartagena.

  • I wasn't able to enter this church as it was under repairs but it towers over the square and is an architectural gem

  • You cant miss it ! Lit at night is even cooler.

  • Would not feel safe traveling in this country.

  • I think it's under restoration, it was closed everyday of my stay.

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