loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by H.David Muñoz RV360 EXPERT Taken 06:52, 29/06/2010 - Views loading...

Advertisement

The World > South America > Colombia > Medellin

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

La Basílica Menor de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria o simplemente Iglesia de La Candelaria, como se le conoce más popularmente, es un templo de culto católico dedicado a la Virgen María bajo la advocación de la Candelaria. Está situada en el centro de la ciudad de Medellín, Colombia, al costado oriental del Parque de Berrío, Fue catedral de la Arquidiócesis de Medellín entre 1868 y 1931, cuando este título pasó a la Catedral Basílica de la Inmaculada Concepción. Es una construcción colonial, de estilo neoclásico, planta rectangular, con tres naves y crucero. Su estructura levantada en muros de piedra y construida en cal y canto ha sido “remendada” a lo largo de su historia, con sustancias ajenas a esas características. El 8 de diciembre de 1970 el papa Paulo VI le concede al templo el título Basílica Menor.2 En 1997 fue restaurada con la técnica y los materiales utilizados en la época de su construcción, y el 31 de julio de 1998 por resolución 0795 fue declarada la edificación Monumento Nacional de Colombia.

Fuente: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bas%C3%ADlica_Menor_de_Nuestra_Se%C3%B1ora_de_la_Candelaria

Proyecto: Geoaméricas

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Medellin

map

B: Parque de Berrío, Medellín, Colombia

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 40 meters away

Parque de Berrío, Medellín, Colombia

C:

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 60 meters away

D: Plazoleta de la Esculturas

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 240 meters away

Plazoleta de la Esculturas

E: Plaza de las Esculturas - Medellin

by jorge_ivan_arenas, 240 meters away

Plaza de las Esculturas - Medellin

F: Plaza de Botero de Medellín

by Astrolabio Colombia, 240 meters away

Plaza de Botero de Medellín

G: Plaza de las Esculturas

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 240 meters away

Plaza de las Esculturas

H: Palacio Nacional Medellin

by carlos jaramillo, 310 meters away

El Palacio Nacional is old government building now converted to in a shopping mall.

Palacio Nacional Medellin

I: Metro de Medellín - Estación San Antonio

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 450 meters away

Metro de Medellín - Estación San Antonio

J: Parque de Bolivar. Medellín, Colombia

by H.David Muñoz RV360, 480 meters away

Parque de Bolivar. Medellín, Colombia

This panorama was taken in Medellin, South America

This is an overview of South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest.

To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case.

The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina.

Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight?

I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.

Text by Steve Smith.

Share this panorama