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Catedral Basílica Nuestra Señora de la Asunción - Historical Building Popayán - Colombia

Popayán's cathedral is a testament to the clean lines of Roman architecture. The whitewashed exterior is accented only by towering columns with ionic capitals. The interior of this sanctuary is painted ivory, pale blue and light grey with gold details. The barrel vaulting bands are intertwining vines, a gilded rosette adorns their apices. The aisles are treated with fleur-de-lis in high relief on the walls, low relief within the span of the arches. Fine silver work is evidenced in the silver sacristy, and the accoutrements of the Virgin of the Apocalypse. A modern screen with a textured gold background, depicting the Immaculate Conception, adorns the altar.


Calle 5, between Carreras 6 and 7, Parque Caldas

Popayán, Colombia

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Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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