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Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria

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History lives here!

The beginning of the colonization of Colombia can be learned as you walk the streets of Candelaria... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Ormond Beach, United States
Beautiful church near the Botero Museum Complex

This church is not to miss. It is right opposite the Botero Museum Complex (which is a must-see in... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2018
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

The beginning of the colonization of Colombia can be learned as you walk the streets of Candelaria. The impressive effort to establish their religion in the New World can be appreciated inside this church!

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

This church is not to miss. It is right opposite the Botero Museum Complex (which is a must-see in Bogotá anyway). The baroque church from 1686 is beautifully decorated and easy to visit.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

It´s a very nice colonial church, very well preserved, in the historic center of Bogotá. Not always open but you should try!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is a church that you would only visit if you were in the area - like if you went to the Botero museum. It has a yellow plain exterior and inside, at least to me the painted roof was very interesting. The church would...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Always a peaceful refuge after shopping or museum hopping! Run by the Augustinian fathers, the side chapels are moving. High Altar is inspiring. Enjoy a moment with the Holy One there!

Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Anyone who loves to visit churches and be memorized by all their beauty this one is a must on your tour.

Thank Chicity2012
Reviewed June 15, 2017

You can recognize this church by the yellow exterior. It is more ornate and splendid than the Cathedral on Bolivar square. Both should be visited.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The yellow edifice of this church makes it stand out in the city as almost all the other churches are brick, stone or white washed. Inside there are a lot of gold side altars as well as the main gold altar and surround that really...More

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

It's one of the best churches to see in la Candelaria and it is also in a central spot so you don't have to walk so much to see it.

Thank MarkosK2
Reviewed February 25, 2017

If you're in the area this just needs just a quick stop inside. Mostly intriguing because of its colour on the outside.

Thank mas1958
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