This building was constructed between 1543 and 1680. Its façade boasts an exquisite baroque style set in white mortar with the characteristic flair of Antiguan churches. It has smooth shaft columns. The body and belfry had to be rebuilt after the Santa Marta earthquake in 1773. The regal construction of the Cathedral justified the title of “Metropolitan,” which was granted in 1743 by the Pope Benedicto XIV.
Surrounding the main entrance, visitors can admire beautiful stucco decorations dating back to the XVII century. On the back are the ruins of the cathedral where visitors can see the columns on the dome and the pendentives decorated with carved angels, as well as the remains of the construction which denote the beauty of the property. Also, you can access the catacombs in the basement of the ruins.