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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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  • This church is really beautiful and it's also on the Avenida Jimenez, one of the most beautiful streets in Bogota. Definitely worth getting inside for a while!  more »
  • Hi I visited the church last week. From insight it is very attractive and well decorated, peaceful place for prayer and art as well. It takes not much time to visit but good topping up along with othe...  more »
  • Beautiful old church more in the lavish style of Central America than any other we saw in Bogota. Pity the interior is quite dimly lit and photographs are not allowed.  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