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Iglesia del Cristo Rey - Historical Building Pasto - Colombia

Whereas the Iglesia de San Juan displays one style of medieval architecture, that of Arab-influenced Spain, a few blocks away the Iglesia the Cristo Rey shows us the architecture of northern Europe of the same period. This church, built in the 1930s, is a stunning example of neo-Early Gothic architecture. Light through the clerestory and apse windows floods the large, open interior. Quadpartite vaulting crowns the ceiling; but that of the transcept is octpartite with a rose design. The golden altar is like a giant reliquary coffer. All the interior sculpture and stained glass are by Colombian or Ecuadorian Jesuit artists.


Calle 20 and Carrera 24

Pasto, Colombia

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Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

The many churches and museums of Pasto.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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