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La Catedral Primada

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Address: Carrera 7 # 10, 80, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number:
+57 1 3411954
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Definitely a place for those who appreciate Colonial Structures

This church is a really nice monument to visit because of its historical and architectural value. The inside of the church as well as the roof is covered with very nice pieces of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a really nice monument to visit because of its historical and architectural value. The inside of the church as well as the roof is covered with very nice pieces of art. It is right in the center of the historical center of Bogotá.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Catedral Primada is only okay. Nothing fancy, or overflowing with gold or art. The day I was there the experience was marred by LOUD music being played just outside the cathedral door for some pro-life rally.

Thank David H
Lisbon, Portugal
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299 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The location is superb, but the interior is truly disappointing and nothing of interest to mention. There are a couple of other older churches more interesting.

Thank tozepinto
Glendale, California
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

La Catedral Primada is a lovely cathedral on a large, pigeon-filled square in Candelaria. Although it is pretty from the outside, be sure you go inside, as that is the real draw. It is much lighter inside than most cathedrals I've seen, and it is filled with gorgeous crystal chandeliers.

Thank GlendaleGinger
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 658 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It sist on the edge of the main square ( Plaza Bolivar) and as expected it is quite impressive.It was not open when visited but the impressive architecture is worth a look.

Thank Oldjack
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The centre of Bogota religious culture, always busy, with a visit, particularly on a Sunday, and to see the side chapels.

Thank John R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

While not the most beautiful nor very large, the Catedral should not be missed if you are at Plaza Bolivar

Thank mas1958
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Interesting architecture and free entrance for internal tour. Its located in a beautiful sqare and an interesting surrounding full of small local bar and restourant. Recomended!

Thank pavo v
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a fairly plain building. There were three churches close to the gold museum which were musch more attractive than the cathedral

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

A must if you visit the plaza. You can walk in for free and enjoy the structure of the building. Looks very nice, but also very touristic.

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