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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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Reviewed January 24, 2018

This being said, it is not hard, there aren't that many attractions in this city. That's why you shouldn't miss it if you are in Bogota. If this is your first travel abroad, you'll be impressed. If not, it's just a big cathedral on a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Many important events are held here like the yearly tedeum by the President and funerals of ex presidents.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Most of the Latin American countries as well as European's have these types of churches. They are supposed to be magnificent. This was a far cried from magnificent. It was filthy and stinky. The people there looked fishy and the whole place stank of urine....More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MonVilla
Reviewed December 15, 2017

A very nice Cathedral, inside and outside. THe Square in front of it is a place where you can linger for hours, watching life....

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

This is located in the main plaza square, nice historical site to explore and learn the history behind it.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed November 19, 2017

As you leave the crowd of people relaxing in Plaza Bolivar, you feel serenity as you enter the massive cathedral doors. It is dimly lit which adds to the reverence of the atmosphere. I will recommend to others.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ddsi05
Reviewed November 8, 2017

It is a must to visit Plaza Bolivar during your visit to Bogota Colombia, around the Plaza you will find the Cathedral, Justice Palace, National Capitol, and just few blocks toward Monserrat you will find yourself in the beautiful colorful historic streets of the Candelaria...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank adicted2travel3
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Timing was perfect. We checked out the cathedral as a storm hit..... With torrential rain and hail. The dome/cupola had good lighting. Not a lot of gold (unlike quito), more pretty marble. Facade on plaza Bolivar is so so, but there were no people along...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed October 7, 2017

in the process of restoration I think, not shiny and spotless but mush more realistic the some churches

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

A must see when visiting the heart of Bogotá the cathedral is as calm and enjoyable as it is impressive. Though not alot of information is readily available about the different aspects, it is well worth the visit. A unique piece that we noticed was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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