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Iglesia de San Francisco
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Bogotá Emerald Gemstone Tour
Ranked #14 of 316 things to do in Bogota
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Owner description: Built in 1556, Bogota's oldest surviving church has a beautiful ornate interior.
Houston, Texas
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48 reviews
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Always nice to go into a beautiful church and feel welcome, which I did here. It was a nice getaway from the square where its located in the heart of Candelaria!

Visited April 2013
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is definitely worth the trip up the mountain. It was like walking into the garden of Eden. There is some food at the top which is very expensive. The church is kept immaculate, as well as the rest of the grounds.

Visited May 2013
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“Gorgeous glowing interior”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'll admit my ignorance that I don't know much of the rich history of this particular church. I happened upon it while just walking around the central area of downtown Bogota. If you're someone who appreciates older, highly ornate churches, Iglesia de San Francisco is a good one to check out. When you first step in you'll get overwhelmed by the gold glow that emanates from the main altar and seems to wrap around every corner of the interior. Many altars around the interior feature various saints as well as the Virgin Mary, with candles lit in front of them representing prayers of the faithful. When visiting I of course encourage respect and humility (whether or not you're religious or Catholic), as there will be many kneeling in the pews or at the altars offering their prayers - a striking scene and one worth observing and appreciating, and not disturbing!

Visited August 2013
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Bogota, Colombia
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“Beautiful old spanish colonial church in Bogota downtown”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Small spanish colonial church in downtown Bogota with beautiful gold adornements,an absolute must to visit. Impressif woodceiling in the back of the church

Visited September 2012
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“A must see, so old and beautiful”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

So old history, beautiful, a great must see place in Bogota so much history and beauty here, love the masses and old relics.

Visited January 2013
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