Iglesia de La Candelaria
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Oldest Church in Medellin
Over 374 years old.
This was the first parish church in the city and was first built in 1649. It has been rebuilt and remodeled several times over the years and is such an important church to Antioquian culture and religion that it was declared a National Monument of Colombia in 1998.
The Historical Significance of This Church
Travel Tip & FYI
Getting There & Parking
By Metro: The Basilica de la Candelaria is located next to the Parque Berrío metro station. You can get there if you use the Line A of the metro.
By Bus: To get to the basilica by bus, you can take one of these units whose route stops near that point: 023, 042, 135, 136, 136A, 6C8.
By Car: This is a destination known to taxi drivers so it will be easy to get there. In the surroundings of the church you can also find taxi units available if you want to go somewhere else.