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La Catedral Primada Tours

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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.
Address: Carrera 6 at Calle 10, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-1pm, Sun 8:30am-2pm
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Private Bogota Layover Tour with transfer in & out - 4 hours

Private Bogota Layover Tour with transfer in & out - 4 hours

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With even a short layover in Bogotá, you can explore artistic graffiti, local markets, or historic landmarks, then head to the summit of Monserrate for sweeping views across the city. Make the most of a Bogotá layover with a fully flexible, private tour that’s customized to your interests and schedule, and ensures that you’ll arrive back at the airport in time for your departing flight.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$106.00
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Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

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Skip the run-of-the-mill group sightseeing tours with this private guided tour that offers the flexibility to adjust the itinerary to your interests. Lean about the history and culture of the city as you explore its most important attractions, its markets, and Monserrate hill.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$144.22
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US$144.22

Full-Day City Tour with Monserrate and the Underground Salt Cathedral

Full-Day City Tour with Monserrate and the Underground Salt Cathedral

One action-packed tour takes you to top attractions in and around Bogota, meaning you can make fewer bookings without sacrificing any sightseeing. Visit top sights such as Plaza de Bolivar and the Gold Museum, and then head to the summit of Monserrate for an unbeatable panoramic view of the city. Continue to the famous Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira afterward—included transportation makes the trip a breeze.
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  • 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$173.00
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US$173.00
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Bike Tour in Bogota Historical Sites and Fruit Market

Bike Tour in Bogota Historical Sites and Fruit Market

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Cycle through the city streets on this bike tour of Bogota, Colombia. Acquaint yourself with the Athens of South America as you visit Bogota's must-see sites such as the National Museum and Brazil Park in addition to contemporary street art. This tour also includes tastings at the Fruit Market and a coffee processing demonstration.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$20.00
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US$20.00

Private Bogota City Tour

Private Bogota City Tour

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Visit the major attractions of Bogotá’s historical area during this half-day guided tour. First, climb to the top of Cerro de Monserrate, which overlooks the city center, to catch aerial views. Following that, wander around the colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria, learning about the city's history from your guide along the way. Plus, you'll be able to visit a museum of your choosing such as the Military Museum of Colombia, the Botero Museum, the Gold Museum, and others.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.27
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US$85.27

Bogota Religious tour

Bogota Religious tour

Visit some of the most spectacular architectural temples in Colombia, and understand how Religion is embraced by the Colombian society along history. Walk along fascinating paths filled with fancy facades as you are guided around the most significant religious icons in Colombia. At the end of the journey you will be amazed by the impressive architecture while learning about what faith means for locals and its influence in the native´s folklore.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.00
Price varies by group size
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US$79.00
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Walking Tour True Colombian Experience in Bogota

Walking Tour True Colombian Experience in Bogota

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We will walk around Candelaria district, the oldest and most important neighborhood in Bogotá. We will talk about history, geography, currrent social and political situation in Colombia. We get involved with our culture by drinking chicha! The most traditional fermented drink in the city, part of our indigeneous heritage. Also we will try some local snacks made with corn and in the end of the tour we will play the gunpowder game, better known as Tejo, a funny drinking game played in the prehispanic times. This tour gives you an entire idea about the Colombia's capital context. You will never get bored due we talk about different topics, interact with locals, visit the most important spots in the city and get the max of the artistic and historical value of all the streets and alleys we walk trough. Join us in the oldest walking tour in the city!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$16.00
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US$16.00
Taking safety measures

Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Don’t worry about waiting for other travelers during this private city tour of Bogotá. Instead, choose the time that suits you and cover the city’s principal sites at your own pace, alongside a bilingual local guide who can provide historical and cultural context you might miss out on if exploring alone. To cap it off, tuck into a complimentary Colombian lunch for a holistic Bogotá experience.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$177.14
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US$177.14

Discover La Candelaria: El Dorado Expedition, Part I Sensorial Audiowalk

Discover La Candelaria: El Dorado Expedition, Part I Sensorial Audiowalk

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ACTORS PERFORM DIRECTLY TO YOUR HEADSETS .Get ready for the adventure of finding “el Dorado”. This expedition is led by the famous Spanish conquistador Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada (also the founder of Bogota). The expedition takes you to the main spots of Downtown, you will be able to learn the foundation of Bogotá as you are at the search of El Dorado with Quesada. Follow the chapters as you soundwalk with this obsessed character to find the “Balsa de Guatavita” and all the Muisca treasures .
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
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US$6.99
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US$6.99

Religious City Tour

Religious City Tour

6 hours. Starting from the hotel accommodation, tour to visit some of the most traditional churches in Bogotá. It is a plan that consolidates the city as a religious destination, because in addition to the pilgrimage and solemn celebrations, the fascinating stories and legends by which the temples were erected, some of superb architecture and amazing ornaments inside. They visit: The Primada Cathedral of Colombia, Church of San Francisco and Santa Clara, Sanctuary of the Divine Child and Sanctuary of the Fallen Lord in Monserrate. Time to buy relics or religious objects. It does not operate on Tuesdays, nor on Thursdays and Good Fridays.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$69.34
Price varies by group size
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US$69.34
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Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

In this private tour come and check out some of the history of the most important city in Colombia. Fall in love with the beautiful view of the city from a very representative place of Bogota: Monserrate. Then take a walk through the colonial houses that are still stand since the Spanish colony, enjoy the colorful street art and in the heart of La Candelaria neighborhood. Get immersed in the pre-hispanic Colombian cultures in the breathtaking gold museum and learn a little bit more about Colombian culture. After that take a look to the most important plaza in Colombia: La plaza de Bolivar, where you will find the main buildings in the country. Give Bogota the chance to amaze you with its architecture and particular beauty. Join us to be a local in this city!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.68
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US$95.68

Bogota Historical Center and Museums Private City Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

Bogota Historical Center and Museums Private City Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

In this private tour, know the most representative museums and points of Bogotá. Feel the places that tell us the history not only of the capital but also the process from our roots until the conquest. Let’s start with the beautiful museum Casa Quinta de Bolívar where we will see a brief of the liberator’s life. After that we can go back a bit in history by going to the Chorro de Quevedo and visit the gold museum to learn about the talent of our ancestors. We will have a walk in the heart of La Candelaria neighborhood. Then we will continue getting into the Colombian culture through the costume museum. We are also going to see the handcrafts made by of our ancestral artisans in the archeology museum. Give Bogota the chance to amaze you with its architecture and particular beauty. Join us to be a local in this city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$116.06
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US$116.06

Bogota Historical Center and Museums Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Bogota Historical Center and Museums Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

In this private tour with no time limit, know the most representative museums and points of Bogotá. Take your time and feel the places that tell us the history not only of the capital but also the process from our roots until the conquest. Don’t rush to start with the beautiful museum Casa Quinta de Bolívar where we will see a brief of the liberator’s life. After that you can try a typical Colombian snack and go back a bit in history by going to the Chorro de Quevedo and visit the gold museum to learn about the talent of our ancestors. We will have our “A la carte” Colombian lunch in the heart of La Candelaria neighborhood. Then we will continue getting into the Colombian culture through the costume museum. We are also going to see the handcrafts made by of our ancestral artisans in the archeology museum. With our flexible schedule tour, give Bogota the chance to amaze you with its architecture and particular beauty. Join us to be a local in this city with no worries of time!
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  • 8 to 9 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$178.78
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US$178.78

Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

This tour goes from the Plaza de Bolívar to the Museo de Oro and passes by some of the most important places in Bogotá. You’ll visit the Palacio de Nariño which is the president’s house and you’ll get to see the first observatory built on the American continent. Wander churches and see their collections of religious art, check out the international art collection at the Museo Botero and see exhibits at the Casa de la Moneda - Bogota’s currency museum. See where the legendary Simón Bolívar escaped death and have a coffee at the Gabriel Garcia Márquez centre. Learn about “El Bogotazo”, a people’s revolt caused by the assassination of Jorge Eliecer Gaitán. Finish at the Gold Museum where you’ll learn about “El Dorado” and see the art of indigenous tribes that lived in Colombia before the Conquistas. The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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US$5.34
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US$5.34

Bogota Historical Center and Museums Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

Bogota Historical Center and Museums Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

In this private tour, know the most representative museums and points of Bogotá. Feel the places that tell us the history not only of the capital but also the process from our roots until the conquest. Let’s start with the beautiful museum Casa Quinta de Bolívar where we will see a brief of the liberator’s life. After that we can go back a bit in history by going to the Chorro de Quevedo and visit the gold museum to learn about the talent of our ancestors. We will have our typical “of the day” Colombian lunch in the heart of La Candelaria neighborhood. Then we will continue getting into the Colombian culture through the costume museum. We are also going to see the handcrafts made by of our ancestral artisans in the archeology museum. Give Bogota the chance to amaze you with its architecture and particular beauty. Join us to be a local in this city.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$135.04
From
US$135.04

Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

In this private tour come and Fall in love with the beautiful view of the city from one of its most representative places: Monserrate. Then we will make a tour of the colonial houses that are still intact since the Spanish colony. Know new things after this, while we immerse ourselves in the richness of the Colombian prehispanic cultures visiting the amazing Gold Museum and learning a little more about the Indigenous culture. Then we will know the heart of La Candelaria neighborhood. Later, we will visit the most important square in Colombia: the Plaza de Bolívar. You cannot leave Colombia without first knowing one of its most traditional and picturesque market places, Paloquemao. You will meet the best of great Colombian diversity. Give Bogota the chance to amaze you with its architecture and particular beauty. Join us to be a local in this city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$115.63
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US$115.63

Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

Bogota Historical Center and Monserrate Private City Tour ALL INCLUDED

In this private tour come and check out some of the history of the most important city in Colombia. Fall in love with the beautiful view of the city from a very representative place of Bogota: Monserrate. Then take a walk through the colonial houses that are still standing since the Spanish colony, enjoy the colorful street art and have our typical “of the day” Colombian lunch in the heart of La Candelaria neighborhood. Get immersed in the pre-hispanic Colombian cultures in the breathtaking gold museum and learn a little bit more about Colombian culture. After that take a look to the most important plaza in Colombia: La plaza de Bolivar, where you will find the main buildings in the country. Give Bogota the chance to amaze you with its architecture and particular beauty. Join us to be a local in this city!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$124.70
From
US$124.70

Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Bogota Center, Monserrate & Paloquemao Private City Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

In this private tour with no time limit, fall in love with the beautiful view of the city from Monserrate. Take your time to make a tour of the colonial houses that are still intact since the Spanish colony. Don’t rush to know new things after this, we will immerse ourselves in the richness of the Colombian prehispanic cultures visiting the amazing Gold Museum and learning a little more about the Indigenous culture. Then we will have “A la carte” Colombian lunch in the heart of La Candelaria neighborhood. Later, we will visit the most important square in Colombia: the Plaza de Bolívar. Don’t hurry up, because you cannot leave Colombia without first knowing one of its most traditional and picturesque market places, Paloquemao. You will meet the best of the great Colombian diversity in fruits and vegetables. With our flexible schedule tour give Bogota the chance to amaze you with its architecture and particular beauty. Join us to be a local in this city with no worries of time!
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$189.87
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US$189.87

Vintage candlestick

Vintage candlestick

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It is a Tour of experiences where the visitor is the protagonist, is operated by people from the community, since we do sustainable and social tourism, the accompaniment group is real.
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  • 3 hours
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

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What are La Catedral Primada hours of operation?
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La Catedral Primada hours of operation: Mon-Sat 8:30am-1pm, Sun 8:30am-2pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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