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Address: Ave. Jimenez & Carrera 7, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number:
341 2357
Fee: No

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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Unassuming Beauty

This church does not look like much from the outside, and the entrance is two doors that has a simple sign saying "entrada." My friend and I had no idea what to expect, but we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This church does not look like much from the outside, and the entrance is two doors that has a simple sign saying "entrada." My friend and I had no idea what to expect, but we were blown away when we stepped inside and saw the beautiful architecture of this old church. There was gold and magnificent art throughout the church.... More 

Thank Brian L
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a tourist in Columbia I've visited a number of churches in Bogota snd surrounding area and other regions of Columbia, too.. These have varied, but what I've liked about them all has been their lightness, the serenity of the whitewashed churches and the lightness provided by the stained glass windows was welcoming. In contrast the heavy baroque style decor... More 

Thank Nigel H
Niantic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church. Very peaceful and welcoming even in the midst of a busy, bustling city. The gold on the walls is impressive, but then so is the simple, imposing wood ceiling.

Thank R_Gabriel2013
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the jewels of churches in Bogota. Go on a Sunday if you can and also enjoy all the families who come to enjoy time in the huge plaza out front.

Thank Schleuder
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church very close to the Gold Museum, a must see site! The golden decorations are impresive, it is a jewel in Bogota's center. A site to visit together with the Candelaria's atraccions on your way to the Cathedral and plaza.

Thank Sabrina S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the late 1500's it is a nice church to visit. Centrally located it is worth a trip if you are in the area.

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Highbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is not the sort you would notice from the outside but it is beautiful inside. It is right in the middle of the big buildings of Bogota and could be easily missed. The carvings are wood covered in gold leaf giving an impression of richness. So many of the churches in Colombia only open when a service is... More 

Thank Rosalind T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must see because of the amazing architecture (wood beams) and the breathtaking altar that is covered from floor to ceiling in gold leaf.

Thank Cyndi R
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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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