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La Catedral Primada

Carrera 7 10 80, Bogota 111711, Colombia
+57 1 3411954
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Located in Bolivar Square, this is the largest cathedral in Colombia and one of the largest in South America. It's a magnificent example of neoclassical architecture and is filled with colonial paintings and ornate decorations.
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Carrera 7 10 80, Bogota 111711, Colombia
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"beautiful cathedral"
in 8 reviews
"main cathedral"
in 5 reviews
"big cathedral"
in 4 reviews
"bolivar square"
in 7 reviews
"catholic cathedral"
in 2 reviews
"side chapels"
in 2 reviews
"impressive building"
in 2 reviews
"colonial architecture"
in 4 reviews
"pieces of art"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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"simon bolivar"
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"gold museum"
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"dome"
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"reverence"
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"frescoes"
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"backdrop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Spanish marked every important city with a square or a plaza, accompanied by a huge church! Bogota is no less than that. This is a gorgeous structure, designed to magnify the influence of the Church beyond the philosophical stand point of it.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The main cathedral of Bogota has an impressive colonial façade. Inside there is little decoration or ornament but it is a large space

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We visited the Cathedral twice, fairly large peaceful, interior. small shop right in the centre of Bolivar Square- worth a visit.

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This cathedral has much in common with other cathedrals in what was Spanish South America. It is a beautiful building and worth visiting.

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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Another landmark in Bogota. Chances are, if you are in Candelaria, you will find yourself at this square so you might as well check this out. Beautiful cathedral. I love the chapel next door as well. I really liked the wall paintings.

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

The church is still a working church. When I visited there was a mass going on and it was very moving, I stayed for the entire service and I am Jewish! To see so many people come to church was amazing and the church was...More

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Incredibly historical and beautiful. The old center of town at its best. The artwork inside tells the stories of this sacred place and the region.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

This being said, it is not hard, there aren't that many attractions in this city. That's why you shouldn't miss it if you are in Bogota. If this is your first travel abroad, you'll be impressed. If not, it's just a big cathedral on a...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Many important events are held here like the yearly tedeum by the President and funerals of ex presidents.

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Most of the Latin American countries as well as European's have these types of churches. They are supposed to be magnificent. This was a far cried from magnificent. It was filthy and stinky. The people there looked fishy and the whole place stank of urine....More

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