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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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All reviews nice cathedral big church bolivar square the main square spanish church impressive building worth a visit latin america walk around facade primera frescoes gonzalo catherdral architecture quesada chapel
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very beautiful cathedral. Well laid out and clean. Very peaceful inside. Loved the architecture.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Sally C
Reviewed 29 August 2019

The style and architecture is recognisable for churches in many parts of Latin America and what sets this apart is the artwork and the careful restoration undertaken

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LoveTravel563709
Reviewed 21 July 2019

The primary cathedral in Bogota, and a good place to stop and admire the architecture of the building while in the main square.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed 15 July 2019

the cathedral is situated place Bolivar in the candela old ceter of Columbia. I has its charme as a spanish church

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank B5938BZdanielk
Reviewed 10 July 2019 via mobile

La Catedral Primada - holds the remains of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada the founder of Bogotá. The cathedral is the largest in Colombia. It’s kind of like two churches next to each other both with very different architecture and themes. Equally beautiful though.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank craftywriter
Reviewed 24 June 2019

La Catedral Primeada was a nice church to enter off the main square to see the traditional Catholic architechture. If you've been in other cathedrals, I can't say that this one will be mind-blowing, but it's a free thing to check out and can help...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank vfwagner
Reviewed 24 May 2019

beautiful architecture in the center of the city, if you stay close to la candelaria pleae take a half hour to come by the Cthedral and Plaza Bolivar.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank creekman01
Reviewed 8 May 2019

Take your time and go inside and sit outside on the stairs overlooking the plaza mayor, the main square, its a cool place to people watch

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Andreas M
Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

A nice Cathedral, not overly decorated but interesting to explore and to see how this Neo classical church is or was constructed. It is one of the largest in Latin America. The frescoes are nice.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank HdVHdV
Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

This landmark church jn Bolivar church is the largest in Colombia and one of the largest in South America. An impressive building it is bordered by state buildings on either side with an opulent interior decor

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank highlandbeachflorida
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