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La Catedral Primada, Bogota

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Religious Site Church
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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  • This church is a really nice monument to visit because of its historical and architectural value. The inside of the church as well as the roof is covered with very nice pieces of art. It is right in t...  more »
  • The Catedral Primada is only okay. Nothing fancy, or overflowing with gold or art. The day I was there the experience was marred by LOUD music being played just outside the cathedral door for some pro...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful Catedral! Love this place
  • Beautiful church located right in the center of the historic district.