Catedral Metropolitana


This modern cathedral was completed in 1982. Don't be put off by its squat, heavy, somewhat bunkerlike exterior – go inside. The beautiful interior features a number of impressive and large stained-glass windows.

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Nearby Barranquilla attractions

1. Museo Romántico

0.53 MILES

The confusingly named Museo Romántico is actually a museum of the city's history, featuring quirky exhibits relating to Barranquilla's past, its famous…

2. Museo de Antropología

0.78 MILES

On the 1st floor of the building of the Universidad del Atlántico, this museum displays a small collection of pre-Columbian pottery from different regions…

3. Museo del Caribe

0.84 MILES

A very smart, modernistic, multimedia-heavy permanent exhibition detailing the culture, history, nature and people of Colombia's Carribbean. You're…

4. Iglesia de San Nicolás

1.03 MILES

This mock-Gothic church halfway along Paseo Bolívar is worth entering for its main altarpiece and pulpit.

5. Museo de Arte Moderno

1.18 MILES

Barranquilla's best art museum fills its space with rotating exhibitions from its larger permanent collection, which includes nationally renowned painters…