This is a beautiful place which you must visit and reconcile yourself with God admiring its sculptural beauty. You can see beautiful girls, enjoy good weather and enjoy delicious food by relaxing at the end of a spectacular day.
For me it has an special meaning I always wanted to be there with my future husband and I went with him, the design of the church is like a dream I strongly recommend to go and visit this beautiful place but please make sure you are doing during the day.
I went to attend some marriage and I can said it is a peaceful place to pray too, that neighborhood is very traditional you will be enjoying to visit gastronomy located there and even some typical sessions talking histories “cuenteros” in the evenings.
Set in the lively Plaza de Santo Domingo, the church of Santo Domingo is endearing, next to the Cathedral of Cartagena, one of the oldest temples in America. The construction having been started in the sixteenth century, Santo Domingo has a simple but beautiful facade and a spacious and bright interior. The walls are painted a striking orange from which precious angel statues carved in marble protrude.
The church of Our Lady of La Merced is part of the religious complex where the city of Santiago de Cali was founded. As well as the church, you can see the chapel of the Virgin of the Remedies, the St. John Lateran and a colonial convent and religious art museum, which was unfortunately closed when I visited. In 1975, the monastery was declared a national monument by the government of Colombia, and the whole complex is worth visiting as it's extremely well maintained and preserved, which is not very common in the colonial area of the city.
Like [poi = 122144] the Cathedral [/ poi] of [poi = 14505] in Barichara [/ poi] and [poi = 122147] The Risen Jesus Chapel [/ poi], the church of Santa Barbara is built completely out of a type of yellow stone. Santa Barbara is located on the top of the city, and although this town has suffered the ills of time well, it's well worth the climb up there you'll have to make to visit. Its facade, simple and endearing, is the original inside, carefully restored, has a beautiful polychrome wooden altarpiece.
Located on the corner of the Plaza de Caicedo in Cali center, this little white church can only be visited during mass. You can, however, appreciate the heavy ornate wooden door with gold, its beautiful dome that houses the bell, and the three windows with millions of colonial details in the architecture.
Salento's church, originally built in 1850, is a unique building because it is made entirely of ceroxylon wood from the columns to the roofs. This wood is rarely used in construction. In the early twentieth century, it´s location was moved and the temple was built with two towers. After several earthquakes in the 20s, it had to be rebuilt but with only one tower. Its style is a blend of Spanish colonial and Colombian naïve. Its interior is modest but the religious people of Salento are always crowded inside. The day I visited the priest spoke of the dangers of Facebook and the Internet for young people. The church is located in the main square of Salento which is where life is concentrated. It´s full of people, restaurants juice stands and souvenir shops and craft stands.
This is the most important temple in this colonial Colombian town and is listed as one of the 10 jewels of religious art in Colombia. Built in 1613, the octagonal Baroque tower really stands out with its beautiful balcony. The pillars are all wooden instead of the typical stone or brick.
Believe it or not, this hermitage owes its existence to a plague. During the twelfth century, Cartgena suffered a pestilence that left many dead, so it was decided to create this building, which consists of a hospital and a chapel dedicated to San Roque. This chapel, with its primitive colonial architecture, has the charm of the medieval period, and reminds me of that old saying - that it's what's on the inside that counts, because what's important here is not the facade but the history within.
Designed by Giovanny Buscaglioni, begun in 1942 and completed in 1957, this church was built with the cooperation of the community who selflessly helped with materials, economic contributions and labor. It is the tallest building in the village and is visible from the road when approaching the main square.
Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, is a replica of the church of Santa Maria Maggiore which is in Rome and is considered the most beautiful architectural of Giron. It is in the main square of the town and it's a national monument. In the interior you'll find the crucifix of Our Lord of Miracles altar.
Exact replica of the ancient cathedral of Manila, in the Plaza Bolivar and destroyed by fire in the early 20th century. It is of neogothic style. It was constructed in the neighborhood of Cyprus, close to one of the most beautiful vantage points of the city where you can have Colombian coffee.
This small church is one of the town's architectural gems in [poi = 14505] Barichara [/ poi]. Nestled on a secluded side street next to the [poi = 122151] cemetery [/ poi], the chapel's colonial interior is endearing. It houses a simple wooden poly-chrome altar. The most striking is the ceiling with its rustic beams hanging just as they were built 300 years ago.