Primary Cathedral of Bogotá

The Archbishopric Cathedral of Bogotá is a Roman Catholic cathedral located at the eastern side of Bolívar Square in Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. It is seat of the Archbishop of Bogotá, Cardinal Mon. Pedro Rubiano Saenz.

The Cathedral was built between 1807 and 1823. When the Spanish conquerors officially founded the city of Bogotá (changing the original indian name of the city: Bacata), they established in 12 huts and a hay-church, that -after being totally built- would take the name of Archbishopric Cathedral of Bogotá. The cathedral holds the remains of Gonzálo Jiménez de Quesada, founder of Bogota. The cathedral is the biggest in Colombia and one of the biggest ones in South America.

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  • Anibal Muñoz Duque
  • Policarpa Salavarrieta, cenotaph
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Carl Griffin
26 December 2015
Built on the site where the first mass was celebrated following the founding of the city. It is the fourth church on this site following 1 upgrade and 2 collapses.
Matiely Avila B.
19 May 2015
Ubicado en el centro de Bogotá. Además de la catedral, obligado visitar museo del Oro, el Nacional, Botero y muchos más. No olvidar probar la arepa, Lechona y bandeja paisa.
Gladys Yanken
7 September 2018
Imponente Catedral, imperdible su visita en el Centro Historico de Bogota, Colombia.
Marcelo Barzotto
1 January 2018
A Catedral Primada é uma igreja linda e a sede da arquidiocese de Bogotá. Atenção na saída em razão da enorme quantidade de pessoas na praça.
Omar Aguirre Ibarra
20 February 2015
De belleza única y de proporciones monumentales, una gran experiencia estar en ella
Rutas por Colombia
31 August 2011
Es sede de la Arquidiócesis de Bogotá, reconocida con el título honorífico de Primada de Colombia por el papa León XIII el 7 de noviembre de 1902.
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Thu 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
Sun 8:00 AM–6:00 PM
Mon 11:00 AM–4:00 PM
Tue 11:00 AM–5:00 PM

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