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 cathedral overlooks Plaza Bolivar and is quite lovely inside - not over the top ornate....and also has the largest pipe organ in South America.  more »
  • This is a huge and historic church. We went inside and sat for a peaceful break from our walk. Lovely architecture and works of art.  more »
  • This cathedral is In the heart of Bogota. Very nice and beautiful architecture. This cathedral is must visit in Bogota  more »
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  • This is the most beautiful Cathedral I have ever been to. I come back every time I am in Bogotá. And if I book a stop-over it is so I can visit the Cathedral. Try to visit when there is a mass. Simply beautiful and also make sure to visit the small shop to get a rosary!
  • Beautiful cathedral not to be missed. Well preserved and maintained.
  • The Catedral is an antique and beautiful place...you need to include in your route!!!
  • Gorgeous colonial architecture and a lively setting within Bogotá’s expansive Bolivar Plaza.
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