A small but beautiful temple, Catedral Basílica is in the village’s central park. Constructed in 1797, this is the archdiocese of Santa Fe de Antioquia’s focal place and has become the village’s and surrounding area’s meeting point.
In front of it, you’ll find a beautiful fountain. The temple, one of Colombia’s national monuments, has a baroque style and (as its name implies) is dedicated to the religious worship of the Virgin Mary under the title of immaculate conception.
A kind lady told me an old story that a long time ago, a church’s monsignor managed to get an organ to celebrate the masses, but the ship that brought it was wrecked.
After a few days, a man swam by the Magdalena River and found the instrument, which later became the property of the Iglesia de Santa Barbara.
Mass times and schedule
The times at which you can attend Mass are:
From Monday to Thursday: 7 am.
From Friday to Saturday: 7 am and 7 pm.
Sunday: 8 am, 11 am, 6 pm, and 7 pm.
You can tour the religious museum, which has numerous jewels and an art gallery in the sacristy.
But without a doubt, the most interesting are the concerts of religious music and choirs that are presented from time to time. They also make the so-called “novenarios”, nine days during which you ask for a miracle or pray for a deceased.
Spend a day learning about the religious history of Santa Fe de Antioquia. Whether you want to go to mass and enjoy the music and spirituality or simply admire the architectural wonders of our country, I’m sure you’ll love it.