Colombia // Tierra Paisa //

Catedral Metropolitana

The fortress-like cathedral, four blocks from Basílica de la Candelaria, along a pedestrian walkway, at Plaza Bolívar, was constructed between 1875 and 1931 and claims to be the largest church in the world built entirely of bricks – 1.2 million, if you’re counting. A large handicraft fair is held on the first Saturday of every month in the plaza.

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