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La Catedral Primada

Carrera 7 # 10, 80, Bogota, 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, Colombia
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"beautiful cathedral"
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"main cathedral"
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"big cathedral"
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"bolivar square"
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"catholic cathedral"
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"side chapels"
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"impressive building"
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"colonial architecture"
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"pieces of art"
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"simon bolivar"
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"gold museum"
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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Bogota's main cathedral, located on the Plaza Bolivar, is well worth a quick stop. Despite its age and constant use it is clean and well preserved, compared to say Mexico City's cathedral.

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is the biggest cathedral in Bogota and Colombia. Colonial architecture at its best, it's massive and resembles many in Central/South America. It is located at Plaza de Bolivar and one cannot but admire its beauty.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

This grand example of colonial architecture may seem simple inside but certainly enjoys magnificent exterior. It is located in the heart of Bogota on Bolivar square. It is seat of the Archbishop of Bogota. The interior seems elegant and solemn. Once outside it feels good...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

It is a catholic cathedral and is the seat of Bishop.It is to the east of Plaza Bolivar.This is the largest cathedral in Columbia.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Although not as richly decorated as some of the other churches in Bogota, this is a very impressive cathedral and a must see for the city. Located on Plaza Bolivar, it's open to visitors most day times.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

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 the center of the historical center of...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

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-life rally.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

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.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

La Catedral Primada is a lovely cathedral on a large, pigeon-filled square in Candelaria. Although it is pretty from the outside, be sure you go inside, as that is the real draw. It is much lighter inside than most cathedrals I've seen, and it is...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2017

It sist on the edge of the main square ( Plaza Bolivar) and as expected it is quite impressive.It was not open when visited but the impressive architecture is worth a look.

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