Palacio Arzobispal, Bogota

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Head to Palacio Arzobispal, the workplace and home of the Archbishop of Bogota, and a building with a rich and storied past. Situated in the main plaza of the city and right next to a grand cathedral, the palace has been a part of the square since the mid 20th century, though a precursor building was used in the mid 18th century. Admire the building's awe-inspiring architecture and Italian sculptor Vico Consorti's intricately carved front door. Take a look at our Bogota vacation trip planner to schedule your visit to Palacio Arzobispal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • June 17, 2017
    On Plaza de Bolivar in the heart of Candelaria next to the Cathedral Primada there is this distinctive 18th century building - Archbishop's Palace of Bogotá. Many historic events important to Colombia...  more »
  • April 13, 2017
    Situated in the neighborhood of Candelária, in the Plaza Bolivar or Plaza Mayor, next to the Cathedral Primada. Initially, it was designed by Sunday Esquiaqui en 1793 and housed the Customs building. Served as Office of Pablo Morillo and Juan Sámano. In 1948 Margarita Herrera and your daughter made the donation of the building to the city's Archbishop, Ismael Perdom. In 1951, the Archbishop Crisanto held a tender for the construction of the Palace. On September 29, 1952 was laid and blessed the first stone of the building.
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  • March 28, 2017
    It overlooks the plaza and is a signiricant building adjacent to the cathedral showing the significance of the church in Bogota.  more »
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  • July 10, 2016
    A beautiful colonial church, located between the Apostolic Nunciature and the Cathedral (internally connected to the Cathedral). It keeps permanently exposed the Blessed Sacrament; its walls are decorated with paintings of Arce y Ceballos (painter of the colonial era), all which facilitates the gathering and prayer. Magnificent and very!
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  • November 15, 2015
    a glance, out of the candelaia to enter in Bolivar square
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Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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