This Medellin church was built in 1649 and was later rebuilt only to be demolished and re-constructed in 1767 according to a plan by the province governor, Don José Barón de Chávez. The re-inauguration took place in February, 1776 in a public ceremony.
The church is a colonial style structure of great size and is a rectangular layout built in the neoclassic spirit. Made of stone and lime, it served as cathedral between 1868 through the year 1931. Preserved in the French Style, the altar lies in beautiful contrast to its backdrop of the Virgen de la Candelaria Canvas, which is Spanish Colonial style. This beautiful church is Medellin landmark and serves as a religious testimony to Colombia’s strong faith in the church.
Location of Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria Basilica in Medellin:
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