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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  • Meeting point and emblematic, awash with pigeons that feed on maize from people who give it or sell it to others to give to birds and a host of itinerant and beggars that sometimes becomes stifling surroundings and little cozy
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  • Typical Cathedral Baroque, carved images in wood very nice reference to the papal visit of Juan Pablo II
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  • The altar and the nave express Majesty, the monuments in the sides are history of a great city. Required minimum half an hour to observe and know their small and large architectural details and its historical treasure.
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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 .
  • Too bad is still Catholic
  • 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!
  • Big Cathedral, still in decent shape. Worth a view if you are in Bolivar Square.
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