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La Catedral Primada

Carrera 7 10 80, Bogota 111711, Colombia
+57 1 3411954
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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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Carrera 7 10 80, Bogota 111711, Colombia
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"beautiful cathedral"
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"main cathedral"
in 5 reviews
"big cathedral"
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"bolivar square"
in 7 reviews
"catholic cathedral"
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"side chapels"
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"impressive building"
in 2 reviews
"colonial architecture"
in 4 reviews
"pieces of art"
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"worth a visit"
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"take pictures"
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"gold museum"
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"dome"
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"reverence"
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"worship"
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"backdrop"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No one would ever mistake me for being a highly religious person. However, I will admit that 'La Catedral Primada' carries the sense of peace that can come from the dedication it takes to produce and maintain such an edifice. I spent some time here...More

Thank Malik W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is one like you imagine a cathedral. Unfortunately we couldn’t get inside but from the outside this building looks magnificent. Lots of (local) people posing in front of it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In ‘ El Centro’ of Bogóta you will find this amazing church called ‘ Catedral’ it’s easy accessible by any means of transport. Be very careful walking around never leave your bag alone. You can just enter this church make a prayer and go out...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018

A build made of marble, with great statues, it's a nice place if you like constructions like this, near the cathedral you'll find food and other wonders of this historical place constructed nearly 200 years ago.

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The Spanish marked every important city with a square or a plaza, accompanied by a huge church! Bogota is no less than that. This is a gorgeous structure, designed to magnify the influence of the Church beyond the philosophical stand point of it.

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

The main cathedral of Bogota has an impressive colonial façade. Inside there is little decoration or ornament but it is a large space

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

We visited the Cathedral twice, fairly large peaceful, interior. small shop right in the centre of Bolivar Square- worth a visit.

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

This cathedral has much in common with other cathedrals in what was Spanish South America. It is a beautiful building and worth visiting.

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

Another landmark in Bogota. Chances are, if you are in Candelaria, you will find yourself at this square so you might as well check this out. Beautiful cathedral. I love the chapel next door as well. I really liked the wall paintings.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

The church is still a working church. When I visited there was a mass going on and it was very moving, I stayed for the entire service and I am Jewish! To see so many people come to church was amazing and the church was...More

Thank AVM2016
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