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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 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

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Reviewed October 7, 2017

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

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

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

Not a whole lot to do but it is a must see historical stop. This is my second trip here and I always came across large crowds and events here. Do take care of your belongings and try to note the nearest police just in...More

Thank ken5
Reviewed September 29, 2017

The Roman Catholic cathedral is located at the Bolívar Square, next to Sacred Chapel and Archiepiscopal Palace . It is seat of the Archbishop of Bogotá and is the biggest in Colombia. You can't miss a visit to it.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

This is a beautiful Cathedral to the likes of St Patricks in New York or Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. This cathedral is filled with history and a place that Pope Francis visited in 2017. A place of reverence and worship.

Thank Louis J
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This is a big cathedral right in the centre of Bogota. It is rather big and has some interesting details inside woth looking at. It is also nice to sit just outside and watch people.

Thank Fisksk
Reviewed July 8, 2017

You can't really miss this cathedral on the west side of Plaza de Bolivar. The cathedral is quite squat and solid, and has a fine backdrop in Mount Monserrate. Do have a look inside, it is quite classically decorated, make sure you lift your eyes...More

Thank alunwyn
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

The Cathedral in Plaza Bolivar is Ok, nothing too exciting. Check out St. Claro Museum at the opposite end of the plaza, maybe 150m down a side road. Way more impressive!

Thank Conor G
Reviewed June 26, 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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