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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  • October 7, 2017
    in the process of restoration I think, not shiny and spotless but mush more realistic the some churches  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    On the outside it does not reflect inner beauty which is adorned by various architectural styles and beautiful images of Saints of the Catholic Church concerning
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  • October 5, 2017
    A must see when visiting the heart of Bogotá the cathedral is as calm and enjoyable as it is impressive. Though not alot of information is readily available about the different aspects, it is well wor...  more »
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  • August 6, 2017
    Beautiful timeless generous spiritual Oasis in the governmental heart of Bogota... Come and take a load off, rejoice, give thanks and be in awe .
  • August 30, 2016
    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.
  • March 5, 2017
    Beautiful cathedral! Must see when in Bogota!
  • March 22, 2016
    Big Cathedral, still in decent shape. Worth a view if you are in Bolivar Square.
  • April 14, 2016
    Beautiful Catedral! Love this place

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