"Catedral Primada" Top 5 Page for this destination Plaza Bolivar Tip by richiecdisc

Plaza Bolivar, Bogotá: 29 reviews and 96 photos

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      an impressive cathedral
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      a simple but pretty interior
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The obvious highlight of Plaza de Bolivar is Catedral Primada. The largest of Bogota's churches has a storied past of destruction be it by poor construction or earthquake but what stands today dates only back to 1807. That said, it does give an idea of what the square would have looked like before its more modern additions. The neoclassical facade is impressive but belies a relatively austere if beguiling interior. Don't come expecting a museum piece church. This is South America and churches are very much still in use. Masses are very regular and people praying non-stop. The adjacent Capilla del Sagrario has much to see within but has unusual and somewhat confusing opening hours so we never made it inside.

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  • Written Jul 28, 2010
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