La Catedral


For the photo of the week, this is a picture from La Catedral (The Cathedral) which used to be a prison built by Pablo Escobar, and is now a monastery.  It is located way up in the hills of Envigado.

La Catedral - Photo courtesy of Hans Peter
La Catedral - Photo courtesy of Hans Peter

Post by Holly. Currently living in Medellin, Holly is getting to know the Colombian culture through music, language, and base jumping!

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I love relaxing and enjoying the view of life. Whether the view is from the top of a BASE object, or from my balcony in Envigado, Colombia. I love life when it's up, and I'm trying harder to love life when it's down as well. My biggest loves in life are (in order!) Family, BASE, Music, Boys that play music, and Alcohol. I get along with everyone that doesn't take me too seriously, and with people that are ok with the fact that you should disregard almost anything I say when I'm drunk!



  1. Hi Holly – happy new year!

    It’s cool you made it to La Catedral, as I didn’t track it down. Would be awesome if you could post the address or directions, or how you got there.

    I know at least one hotel offers Pablo Escobar themed tours, but I tried to find the main spots (grave, where he was killed) on my own.

  2. The adress, in case your still looking for it, is:
    Reserva Ecologica la Miel in Envigado.
    Taxi Drivers will know it as it is now (as you guys probably know) a monastry.

    • Thanks Philipp. This sounds silly in retrospect, but I never thought to ask a taxi driver to take me there. Looks like I’ve got that to look forward to when I go back to Medellin.