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3 places to visit during Holy Week in Medellín


3 places to visit during Holy Week in Medellín

Many new tourist sites to visit in Medellin, make the city’s tourist offer more and more interesting during Holy Week. This list, shows 3 of the most fascinating places to discover.

1. San Pedro Cemetery Museum 

Declared an Asset of National Cultural Interest due to its historical, architectural and ritual values, the San Pedro Cemetery Museum brings together several emblematic artistic works from Europe, captured in sculptures and monuments, by the most recognized artists of the time.

The San Pedro Cemetery Museum is the first Cemetery Museum in Latin America.

Touring the San Pedro Cemetery Museum, represents a fascinating experience to understand the cultural and architectural heritage of the city through the various funerary monuments erected in memory of prominent figures in the history of Colombia such as Jorge Isaacs, Pedro Nel Gomez, Maria Cano, among others.

Find here the Holy Week program of the San Pedro Cemetery Museum.

2. Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín

Located right in the center of Medellín, the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Mary is an extraordinary heritage construction, made with more than 1,000,000 bricks. The building was designed by French architect Charles Emile Carré and has a Neoromanesque style.

Inside the cathedral you can also see valuable works of religious art and the city’s largest liturgical organ, whose structure occupies three floors.

Because of its historical value and because it is one of the main architectural works of the country, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín is considered a National Monument of Colombia.

3. Sanctuary of Mother Laura

It is considered as the first religious tourist destination in Medellin, the Sanctuary of Mother Laura, located in Barrio Belencito has a colonial architecture that remains intact.


In this place you can find the temple where the Saint used to spent her days, the room where she spent her last years before dying, personal objects and an ethnographic museum that documents her work with the Indians.