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La Candelaria - Downtown, Bogotá: 52 reviews and 117 photos

Set in one of the most peaceful areas of La Candelaria, Iglesia del Carmen was inaugurated in 1938. Inspired by the Sienese Gothich style, it is an impressive piece of architecture, unlike any other church in Bogotá. This is marked on the facade by a combination of red and white stripes. Its shape is a Latin cross with proportionate dimensions that give the feeling of grandeur.

The interior is very beautiful as well, with same red and white stripes from the outside. It has a decoration with Venetian mosaics (with noted image of Virgen del Carmen over the high altar) and fine stained-glass windows depicting fruit and flowers. The church houses pictures from the colonial era.

Each year on the 6th of January it traditionally becomes the place for the worship of the 'Three Wise Men'.

Address: Carrera 5 No. 8-36
Directions: la Candelaria
Phone: 2832319
Website: http://lacandelaria.info/

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  • Updated Feb 14, 2009
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