La Catedral Primada Tours

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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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Address: Carrera 6 at Calle 10, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
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Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-1pm, Sun 8:30am-2pm
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Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

Discover the best of Bogotá’s tourist attractions, covering its most famous neighborhoods, museums and sights on this tour with optional 5-hour or 8-hour itineraries. Explore the cobblestoned streets of the La Candelaria neighborhood, see the city’s historic district and La Catedral Primera (Prime Cathedra), view gold artifacts at the famed Museo de Oro and take a cable car to the famous Mount Monserrate. Your trip also includes a guide, hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance fees and lunch (with the 8-hour tour option).
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Bogota Layover Tour - 3 hours

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.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Bogota City Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Bike Tour in Bogota Historical Sites and Fruit Market

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.
  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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  • Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
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Bogotá City tour and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Explore the Bogotá fascinating history and rich culture and visit the amazing Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, begin your urban adventure by traveling by cable car to Monserrate Sanctuary, strolling through the city’s historical center, and gazing at the Gold Museum’s impressive collections. Then, descend 590 feet (180 meters) into an awe-inspiring cathedral carved into a salt reserve.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Bike Tour of Bogotá

Explore Bogotá’s top historic sights and most interesting neighborhoods on two wheels during this 5-hour bike tour. Check out the city’s top areas, including Plaza de San Diego and La Candelaria, then peddle to Plaza de Bolívar (Bolívar Plaza) where you'll view the Capitolio Nacional (National Capitol) and La Catedral Primera (Prime Cathedral). This biking adventure also includes a bike rental, guide and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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