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Iglesia de San Francisco, Bogota
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Take a tour of the oldest preserved church in the city when you visit Iglesia de San Francisco. Originally built in the latter half of the 16th century, the cathedral was dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi. Take time to admire the stunning architecture from the outside. Then move to the interior, where you'll find gold embellishments decorating the altar and its backdrop--a grand view from the pews. Statues of religious figures line the bottom of an elaborately designed ceiling within the worship room. Ask at the attraction for service times if you are interested. Use our Bogota trip itinerary builder to add Iglesia de San Francisco and other attractions to your Bogota vacation plans.
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  • A luxury and pleasure of the colony, in addition should be the most impressive church of which exist and which remind the colony of Colombia, not to be missed!
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  • Its old architecture contrasts with the modern buildings of the Centre. It is one of the traditional churches of the city centre. Worth a go and visit it when you walk down the pedestrian street 7.
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  • Perhaps the most striking of the churches of Bogota although other deserve a visit. A mix of gold and paintings.
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  • Doesn't look like much from the outside, but please step inside. The interior is very grand with plenty of statues. Built in 1550, this Dan Franciscan church still looks great and is worth a quick visit.
  • The north entrance of the old Santa Fe city, this church is just mystic and amazing.
  • It's a rare and beautiful church.
  • Historic landmark artistic and religious
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  • San Francisco church is a church built between 1661 from 1557. Unfortunately the inside has been prohibited. Affected by earthquake in 1785, which was rebuilt after a popular tourist spot. Church of St. Lou is white and beautiful.
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