Catedral Primada de Bogota, Bogota

Church · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
Admire the largest cathedral in Colombia at Catedral Primada de Bogota, the seat of the city's archbishop. A small chapel in the 16th century, the church was restored several times and was completely rebuilt in 1823, when it assumed the grandiose Neoclassical form it boasts today. Outside you can observe the picturesque facade and take postcard-like photos to take home from your trip. The relatively simple and plain interior houses the tomb of Bogota's founder, Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada. Plan to visit Catedral Primada de Bogota during your Bogota vacation using our convenient Bogota attractions planner.
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  • This was the first thing we noticed while entering the city's main square. The Cathedral is beautiful, and stands tall in the heart of the large square.  more »
  • The first thing noticed upon entering this great cathedral was these "red stripes" on the interior pillars along the two sides of the main aisle which I initially thought was a "permanent feature" of....  more »
  • This cathedral is located on Bolivar Square and is a must visit as it is beautiful and has the largest organ in South America.  more »
  • A beautiful church, I recommend the visit
  • Just one of the simple catedral in South America
  • Beautiful Cathedral. It's huge.
  • Historic place of beautiful colonial architecture.
  • Beautiful Cathedral of the capital city Bogotá. It is one of the biggest churches in Bogotá that represents the Catholicism of Colombia. In the exterior it has the typical architecture design of the years 500 with all the little details and the big doors for all the people that wants to enter even if they are religious or not, or they just want to learn about the religion or the building. Sadly in the interior it has been modernized so much that it doesn't have the typical decoration of the churches of those times, and for the other side it has a flat painting. It could of been better and it could of have more typical details of the old churches as they was. It still have some decorations of the saints, Jesus and Maria in some points that gives it a good air. Personally I don't give it more than 3 stars is because you are expecting much more of the interior.

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