CANDELARIA CHURCH

Medellín, Colombia

CANDELARIA CHURCH

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The Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria or simply La Candelaria Church, as it is more popularly known, is a Roman Catholic temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the title of Virgin of Candelaria. It is located in the center of the city of Medellín, Colombia, on the eastern side of Berrío Park. It is famous for being the oldest church in the city.

It was the church of the Archdiocese of Medellín from 1868 to 1931, when this title passed to the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. It is a colonial building with a Neoclassical style. Its original structure built in stone and mortar has been "patched" over throughout its history with foreign substances.

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