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La Catedral Primada

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Address: Carrera 7 10 80, Bogota 111711, Colombia
Phone Number: +57 1 3411954
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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Located in Bolivar Square, this is the largest cathedral in Colombia and...

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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Beautiful architechture

This catherdral is beautiful from the outside and inside.On Sundays, the singing and chants were so melodious.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Bogota, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This church is beauty, but is not so special. I think is better the church in front of republic bank

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This catherdral is beautiful from the outside and inside.On Sundays, the singing and chants were so melodious.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one well built Cathedral in the Heart of Bogotá!!! Inside and Outside this beautiful building accentuates Plaza Bolívar. Can't wait to go back to Colombia...Saludos Parceros!!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks beautiful from the outside wouldn't spend more than 2 minutes in the insides. La Candelaria has a series of 9 cucrches close by and most of them are waaaaay more beautiful, stunning and different from ay others you.ve seen... Wouldn't miss a few of them like San Agustin

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

ive seen many cathedrals, this one is definitely beautiful, but if you're on a layaway flight or if you're short on time, i recommend going to Monserrate or somewhere else in Bogota.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Although a beautiful building on a nice square it did not excite me as another church just a short way further down the road. If you have enough time do visit

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The La Catedral Primada is a good historical site to see. It is a square where there is a cathedral, the president home is next to the square area. There are many police, military and government officials around. Buy some corn and feed the pigeons. The place have a nice feeling of european places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Don't let the graffiti on the side of the Cathedral stop you from going in! As you can see from the photos I attached, it's simply beautiful inside and wonderfully kept. There are side niches with elaborate paintings, statues of holy and historical saints along each side of the length of the central church. While there is plenty of quiet,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Cool bit of history .... Awestruck.... If that's a word.....it's a safe environment and has great events there regular.... And pigeons....lots of em....

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This is one of the most important churches in Bogota located in downtown at Bolivar Square is a must see in the capital

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