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Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria

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Nice church close to Botero museum

This is a nice church very close to Botero museum. From outside it didn't seem to be too much, but... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
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History lives here!

The beginning of the colonization of Colombia can be learned as you walk the streets of Candelaria... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Ormond Beach, United States
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Situated in the ancient district that takes it's name from it, this church is an excellent example of Hispano-American religious art, in the building and the images inside. Worth the while!

1  Thank RicardoRabinovich
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Reviewed 12 September 2015

If you want to see where Candelaria gets its name, you must visit this church. Look for the Madonna holding the baby Jesus in one hand, and the candle in the other.

1  Thank PvrFederico
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

This is a nice church very close to Botero museum. From outside it didn't seem to be too much, but inside is nice.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

The beginning of the colonization of Colombia can be learned as you walk the streets of Candelaria. The impressive effort to establish their religion in the New World can be appreciated inside this church!

Thank orlandog409
Reviewed 12 February 2018

This church is not to miss. It is right opposite the Botero Museum Complex (which is a must-see in Bogotá anyway). The baroque church from 1686 is beautifully decorated and easy to visit.

Thank traveller1959
Reviewed 23 January 2018

It´s a very nice colonial church, very well preserved, in the historic center of Bogotá. Not always open but you should try!

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a church that you would only visit if you were in the area - like if you went to the Botero museum. It has a yellow plain exterior and inside, at least to me the painted roof was very interesting. The church would...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Always a peaceful refuge after shopping or museum hopping! Run by the Augustinian fathers, the side chapels are moving. High Altar is inspiring. Enjoy a moment with the Holy One there!

Thank GringoAlto2000
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Anyone who loves to visit churches and be memorized by all their beauty this one is a must on your tour.

Thank Chicity2012
Reviewed 15 June 2017

You can recognize this church by the yellow exterior. It is more ornate and splendid than the Cathedral on Bolivar square. Both should be visited.

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The yellow edifice of this church makes it stand out in the city as almost all the other churches are brick, stone or white washed. Inside there are a lot of gold side altars as well as the main gold altar and surround that really...More

1  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It's one of the best churches to see in la Candelaria and it is also in a central spot so you don't have to walk so much to see it.

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