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Iglesia de San Francisco, Bogota

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Church Tourist Spot
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 very beautiful church certainly a point to be visited, the facade is being reformed, you can't take pictures inside so just going to know how beautiful it is!
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  • Definitely worth a visit. Rich Church within gold decorations. Centrally located at the beginning of the carrera number 7.
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  • The church is located next to the Museum of Gold, so it's hard to miss. However, if you decide to visit, you will be surprised how badly maintained it is. It has graffiti outside, which seems rather s...  more »
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place! Loved the service too
  • Built in 1550. This church was one the first in old Santa Fe. Nice architecture.
  • 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.
  • Breath taking

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