Iglesia de la Veracruz
Iglesia de la Veracruz
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  • Berrío Park • 2 min walk
  • San Antonio • 6 min walk

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Michael B
Bellflower, CA25,107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Walking past the market Tejelo towards the Plaza Botero we passed the little white church of de la Veracruz. Built by a group of European immigrants, on land purchased from Luis Acevedo Rides in 1682 by Captain Juan Cespedes de Hinestroza, as a place to for foreigners to celebrate mass and bury their dead. Unfortunately, in 1791, the church was under so much disrepair that it was demolished, and rebuilt in 1803.
The largest bell, on top of the steeple, was melted down by Sage Francisco José de Caldas and cast into a cannon for the War of Independence in 1810. There is a Statue to Atanasio Girardot, in the small courtyard next to the church by Francisco Antonio Cano, the altar work of fine gold and the retouched images in the same metal was done in 1976 by father Celedonio Arismendi. There is a fountain in front of the church and many fine examples of Christian art work on the church’s interior walls.
In 1982 the church was declared a cultural heritage, and is font was restored by the Ferrocarril de Antioquia foundation.
Written 14 May 2020
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
The facade is very attractive but also the interior is quite attractive.
This church was built with the money raised by the European immigrants.
Written 19 May 2019
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Pillow Popper Travel
Austin, TX470 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The church is small, but is signifanct because of its age. The Spanish built it many years back, not sure how long. Now it’s a spot where older men find some “friendly women” to hang out with for an hour or so. Good for people watching.
Written 24 November 2018
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SandBAtlanta
Atlanta, GA1,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
One of the oldest churches in the city. It dates back to 1682 when construction first began. Beautiful architecture, but this area gets dicey as soon as the sun goes down. Area is known for pick pockets, so "no dar papaya" (look it up)
Written 16 December 2016
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Celmy A
14 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016
In the center of the city, an addition to the visual attractions on the area, it's also know as the Foreigners Chruch.
Written 24 September 2016
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