La Catedral Primada, Bogota

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Admire the largest cathedral in Colombia at La Catedral Primada, 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 La Catedral Primada during your Bogota vacation using our convenient Bogota attractions planner .
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  • This is located in the main plaza square, nice historical site to explore and learn the history behind it.  more »
  • I took the tour and went to mass on Sunday. Excellent speaker the celebrant of the day. The music is engaging. Then we walked to see the details of the architecture and paintings. Great for those who like religion and architecture.
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  • I like the interior façade. Despite having an own view beauty from the inside, what fascinated me most was your facade that is, without doubt, the calling card of the Plaza Bolivar.
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  • Beautiful timeless generous spiritual Oasis in the governmental heart of Bogota... Come and take a load off, rejoice, give thanks and be in awe .
  • One of the main buildings at the Bolivar Plaza, it is a must go place if you want to capture the essence of Bogotá. Make sure you take a look at the newly restored pipe organ.
  • Beautiful cathedral! Must see when in Bogota!
  • Very beautiful
  • Big Cathedral, still in decent shape. Worth a view if you are in Bolivar Square.

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