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  • Address: Carrera 6 at Calle 10
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-1pm, Sun 8:30am-2pm

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La Catedral Primada

The original foundations for Bogota’s Catedral Primada, more properly called the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, were laid in 1538 when Spanish conquistadores first christened the old indigenous city, “Bogota.” Then a simple thatch-roofed hut on a muddy market plaza, it was gradually rebuilt into a sturdier adobe structure in the 1590s.

As the spiritual center of a city prone to earthquakes and social upheavals, it is no wonder that the national cathedral has been rebuilt several times, most recently in 1823. Despite a long history of disasters, today’s neocolonial beauty, with its tasteful echoes of mission revival style, remains the final resting place of Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada, the city’s Spanish founder.

The elegant whitewashed interior, with its stately rows of gilded Egyptian columns, isn’t the city’s most ornate by a long shot. But these arches overlook Colombia’s most important masses, and the place is packed on Sundays and religious holidays such as Christmas and Semana Santa.

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Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Explore the city of Bogotá on this guided sightseeing tour to some of the most famous attractions in the city! Walk through the cobblestone streets of La ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $55.99

Bike Tour of Bogotá

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the city of Bogotá on this bike tour! Visit some of the city’s historical areas by bike, including La Candelaria and Plaza de San Diego. See ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.99

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