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Built in 1556, Bogota's oldest surviving church has a beautiful ornate interior.
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Ave. Jimenez & Carrera 7, Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic gold altar several stories high. The church built by the franciscans incorporated symbols from the indigenious religions of the region in order to convert them to the catholic faith. A must see in Bogota

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Frank I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking inside this extremely old and important church. Filled with gold ornamentation from top to bottom, a great place for reflection. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alexismday
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

The church is very old and impressive. Situated in an area very crowded is also run down from outside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ElenaP2205
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This little church doesn’t look like much from the outside, however inside it is stunning! Beautifully decorated and very peaceful. If you are in the area definitely make a stop here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Gorgeous church. Beautiful interior with many interesting things to look at. Great place to take a minute from a long day touring the city. Ideally located in the city, with a lot more to do and see near by.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 5 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FOL-1003
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank NataHigueraC
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelWorldMap
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank peterh125
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