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La Catedral Primada

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Address: Carrera 7 # 10, 80, Bogota, Colombia
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+57 1 3411954
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located in Bolivar Square, this is the largest cathedral in Colombia and...

Located in Bolivar Square, this is the largest cathedral in Colombia and one of the largest in South America. It's a magnificent example of neoclassical architecture and is filled with colonial paintings and ornate decorations.

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Really nice

Interesting architecture and free entrance for internal tour. Its located in a beautiful sqare and an interesting surrounding full of small local bar and restourant. Recomended!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Interesting architecture and free entrance for internal tour. Its located in a beautiful sqare and an interesting surrounding full of small local bar and restourant. Recomended!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fairly plain building. There were three churches close to the gold museum which were musch more attractive than the cathedral

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A must if you visit the plaza. You can walk in for free and enjoy the structure of the building. Looks very nice, but also very touristic.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Not hugely impressive as cathedrals in other cities around the world but nevertheless spare a little time to have a look around the inside. Don't forget to look up and see if you can spot the deliberate mistake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The main cathedral of Bogota. You can go there while you visit the historic area. Admission is free, and it is very well decorated too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

a big cathedral that is excellent to see. right on the edge of bolivar square so you can kill two things with one trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Another of the buildings surrounding the plaza Simon Bolivar which from the outside it stands in all its grandeur. The interior could leave you somewhat surprised, because it doesn’t have the usual typical frescoes of churches and Christian cathedrals in Europe.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

One of the bigger cathedral in La Candelaria, right in the Bolivar Plaza. When we visited the cathedral at the end of November, they were just setting up the Nativity display and when we went back in the middle of December, there was a beautiful display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

It's in the plaza Bolivar, do this as part of the walking tour of the Candelaria neighborhood including the president's palace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We were walking the wrong direction and came upon this cathedral, How lucky are we? The road led to the museum for Botero and the cultural center of Grabriel Garcia Marquez and La Puerta Falsa but Google Maps was confused and we ended up here. Wandering the wrong way on vacation has always been a positive for me, though I... More 

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