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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. Put La Catedral Primada on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bogota trip builder.
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  • More beautiful on the outside than on the inside, only worth if you have a guide to explain something about the building. I confess that I was a little frustrated.
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  • The location is superb, but the interior is truly disappointing and nothing of interest to mention. There are a couple of other older churches more interesting.  more »
  • Located in the Plaza Mayor or Plaza Bolivar, the seat of the bishopric of Colombia, also known by the honorary title of Primada de Colombia, granted by Pope Leo XIII. Its construction took place between 1807 and 1823. It is the largest Cathedral in the country and is on the site of the first church built in Bogota. It was rebuilt several times due to the fragile construction of foundations and the damage caused by earthquake. It was declared a national monument in 1975, due to your great historical, cultural and architectural significance. When I went, it was closed and I couldn't visit your interior, but your exterior is very impressive!
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  • Beautiful cathedral! Must see when in Bogota!
  • 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.
  • Big Cathedral, still in decent shape. Worth a view if you are in Bolivar Square.
  • Beautiful Catedral! Love this place
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