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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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Beautiful inside

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is one of the oldest churches in Bogota, and you can feel that history when you first go inside the church. It truly feels as if you are walking back in time. Spend some time in contemplation/prayer - but be sure to spend time viewing the intricate alter piece. Signs everywhere tell you not to take pictures inside the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Went on a Sunday morning while the mass was going on. Unfortunately you can't take photos inside. Beautiful interior. Very vintage Roman Catholic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

So, quite gloomy, mayba not the biggest one you've seen, but it's very daunting, somehow by oming inside the church you feel as if you're back in the day when it was brand new, this is one of the oldest churches in Bogotá, but the highlight here is the main altar, it's just breathtaking, seriously beautiful, it's not to be... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This is a colonial type church, from the Spanish period of the 16th century. With a beautiful main altar and there are also smaller altars, which are beautiful too. Also the works on the ceiling are magnificent. Located at downtown center at 300 meters from the Cathedral and at 100 meters from the Gold Museum.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada is buried there! Beautiful place. The history engulfs you. It is right next to everything.

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