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Address: Ave. Jimenez & Carrera 7, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number:
341 2357
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Built in 1556, Bogota's oldest surviving church has a beautiful ornate...

Built in 1556, Bogota's oldest surviving church has a beautiful ornate interior.

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The explosion of the Spanish baroque.

From the outside it looks like an humble little country town chapel, lost in the middle of busy dowtown Bogota. But as soon as you cross the door you will be inmersed in the most... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Guillermo P
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Bogota, Colombia
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outside it looks like an humble little country town chapel, lost in the middle of busy dowtown Bogota. But as soon as you cross the door you will be inmersed in the most outstanding explosion of the XVI Century Spanish Baroque. The wood carvings fully covered with gold leaf, the smell of candels burning by hundreds in front... More 

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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is so sad to see a lovely church surrounded by tired, '50s and '60 concrete monstrosities. But the church itself is nothing special compared to gold-gilded churches in other parts of South America.

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Prince George, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great big beautiful old church. has quite a history. only downside is they put christmas lights inside. hoping it is just a holiday trend. take away from the atmosphere.

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It looks beautiful from the outside. Once I came inside I felt a bit disappointed. The church was extremely dark to appreciate the wood carvings, plus, it was decorated with Christmas lighting, which made it look tacky. It is not what you would expect of a church.

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This beautiful church is in the downtown area, so be aware of your surroundings, as you approach this church. No photos allowed inside.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very beautiful place on the inside, in the busy downtown area. Be sure to look up at the ceilings and all of the action going on all over with various services. No charge.

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Cape Town
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have seen many cathedrals but this one really took my vreath away...and to think I wanted to give it a miss! The most beautiful woodcarvings all over the place. A must see.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Located in the center of Bogotá this cathedral was on easy ride from our hotel. No pictures allowed inside which was a bit strange. The church is just stunning on the inside and should be on everyones list of sights to see while in Bogotá.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Located near the Museo de Oro, this church was included in my list to visit in the Carrera Septima areas. What caught my attention were signs about taking photos not allowed and presence of security guard inside the church. The place was not well-lighted. I said my prayers and left hurriedly. Only Franciscan Churches have these requirements, I wonder why.... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

In the heart of Centro Bogota - around the square .. this cathedral was simply stunning. We went during a service and it was impactful.

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