Legacy Churches Tour Bogota

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The Prime Cathedral, Bogota
The Prime Cathedral, Bogota
Cathedral of Bogota
Cathedral of Bogota
Cathedral in Bolivar Square, Bogota
Cathedral in Bolivar Square, Bogota
The facade of the Cathedral in Bogota, Colombia
The facade of the Cathedral in Bogota, Colombia
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What To Expect

Learn about the importance and history of Catholic Religion in Colombia. Explore Bogotá's main churches: San Francisco church, the Prime Cathedral, del Carmen church and del Divino Niño church. Walk the city's charming cobblestone streets and admire the colonial buildings.

Highlights

  • Understand Colombian lifestyles and traditions through what has been present during the last 5 centuries of our history: the Catholic religion

  • Visit Iglesia de San Francisco and learn about how Spanish religion and world-vision were placed over native culture

  • Crack the clues hidden on the façade of the Prime Cathedral and get an idea about the dynamics between church, society and government throughout Colombian history

  • Learn about the different interpretations of Virgin Mary at the Gothic Iglesia del Carmen

  • Witness the largest symbol of Catholic veneration from the point of view of modern Colombia at Iglesia del Divino Niño

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Bogota
Departs From:
Bogota
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
4.5 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM; 2:00 PM
Product Code:
3545
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Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

It might be surprising to discover how religion is embedded into Colombian society. It is a factor that defines many social and cultural aspects, and has a strong influence on Colombians' lifestyles. This tour goes beyond pilgrimage; our focus is to understand the history and current life of Bogotá through the most notable connection throughout the last 5 centuries: the Catholic Religion.

The tour starts by visiting the San Francisco church, which contrary to the common belief, is the first church of Bogota. Here we will learn more surrounding the time that Spanish culture and religion was imposed onto pre-Hispanic cultures. Then we will walk along the vivid pedestrian pathway of the Carrera Septima, all the way up to Plaza de Bolívar, home to the Prime Cathedral. This magnificent colonial construction houses many secrets of the Catholic mission on its façade - full of symbols. Afterwards, we will walk up the cobblestone streets of La Candelaria neighborhood until we reach Iglesia del Carmen. The 1933 Gothic architecture will help us understand the way Virgin Mary has been interpreted and venerated in different ways and fashions throughout the Catholic world.

Finally we will drive to the south of the city, to the 20 de Julio neighborhood. There we will witness the largest temple of the Catholic faith, the Iglesia del Divino Niño, which combines Colombian folklore with the interpretation of the bible. Lean more about this iconic church, why it has become the favorite of Colombians and learn about the amazing work of its architect, Juan Rizzo.

Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off

  • Transportation

  • Professional tour guide

  • Visit of 4 churches

  • Local snack

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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