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Iglesia de San Francisco

Ave. Jimenez & Carrera 7, Bogota, Colombia
341 2357
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Built in 1556, Bogota's oldest surviving church has a beautiful ornate interior.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“old church” (12 reviews)
“main altar” (7 reviews)
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Ave. Jimenez & Carrera 7, Bogota, Colombia
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341 2357
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US$50 per adult
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"beautiful church"
in 20 reviews
"old church"
in 12 reviews
"main altar"
in 7 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 4 reviews
"golden altar"
in 4 reviews
"no photos allowed"
in 3 reviews
"gold leaf"
in 3 reviews
"baroque style"
in 2 reviews
"active church"
in 2 reviews
"gold museum"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful gold"
in 3 reviews
"colonial period"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 4 reviews
"mass"
in 13 reviews
"prayer"
in 5 reviews
"altarpiece"
in 3 reviews
"saints"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

another marvellous church which breaths histroy and grandesse - its not too spacy, just enough to give the golden iconoclast the right frame.

Thank FOL-1003
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Free to enter. Unable to find hours that they are open online but appear to have frequent Masses that are indicative of open hours (Mon-Sat, 7AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 5PM, 6PM; Sun Masses are 8, 9, 10, 11, noon, 1, 5, 6, and 7PM)....More

Thank WImom
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Many people passes and never sees it but if you go inside you will find a beautiful church.. if you go to the city centre and walk around Calle 7 a pediestran street you should go inside and visit. Is more than just religion is...More

Thank NataHigueraC
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is a beautiful church in the city centre of Bogota. As many other churches in Bogota, they can be visited by the tourists.

Thank TravelWorldMap
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The interior of the church is decorated magnificently and has an elaborately rich altar piece glistening with gold. Far more spectacular than the larger but more austere main cathedral in Bogota

Thank peterh125
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The gold color takes your breath away. I love the contrast of the inside and the outside, even the church next door, which is much more humble.

Thank sooner_orchid
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

There are several Catholic Churches in Bogota that are very beautiful, but I love this one the most.....it is more simple (less gold and silver) than many, but the wood designs in the interior are very special.....if your Catholic or just enjoy church designs, this...More

Thank Livinginbogota
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

A stunning setting for mass (one every hour on Sundays between 8 and 1), full of devout Colombians. The church is over 500 years old, but alive as it has ever been.

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We stumbled into this place randomly after touring the museum of gold. It is spectacular on the inside. I'm told in Colombia you get three wishes when you visit a new church so don't forget them on your trip here.

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Stunning church absolutely beautiful. I would absolutely go back and visit maybe spend more times I can see all the detailed architecture

Thank Dneilucla
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