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Monserrate, Bogota, Colombia
Photos of Bogota, Colombia
Bogota, Colombia is a beautiful city, very photogenic and not much visited in the last few decades. Steep green hillsides and a broad valley are home to between seven and eight million people, beautiful churches, many universities, excellent shopping and some of Colombia's finest food. The third highest city in the world at 8661 feet above sea level, Bogota's climate is always cool and always perfect for endless sightseeing. See a few of those sights in this gallery of Bogota, Colombia, photos...
Reach the church, restaurant and viewpoints at the top of Monserrat via Bogota's funicular or tram -- 7.5 minutes on an average 70% grade for about 2300 feet.
The spectacular ride takes you up Monserrate, the mountain dominating views to the west from Bogota, and to a beautiful church built in the 1600's which is a shrine to El Señor Caído. You can also walk to the church, which is what upwards of 40,000 pilgrims do during the Easter season, though any given Sunday will also see the site thronged with the faithful.Continue to 2 of 14 below.
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Iglesia de la Candelaria - Church in La Candelaria Neighborhood, Bogota
La Candelaria is a neighborhood in Bogota that you really must see. The original center of town, La Candelaria is home to some wonderful architecture, charming row houses, and the lovely Iglesia de la Candelaria, pictured above.
See more views of La Candelaria:
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- La Candelaria Roofs
- La Candelaria Neigborhood
- La Candelaria Streets
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Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota
Read abut Bolivar Plaza below the photo...
Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota's center is ringed by the Palace of Justice, the National Capitol, the Liévano building (where the mayor can be found), the Primary Cathedral (Colombia's largest) and circa-1700 Holy Chapel, and the Museum of the 20th July, significant as the house in which Colombians made their Call for Independence on 8/20/1810, launching their first try at independence from Spain.See more views from Bolivar Plaza:
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- Primary Cathedral
- Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel
- Holy Chapel
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Bogota's Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel on Bogota's Bolivar Plaza
See more photos of Bolivar Square in Bogota: Another View of Primary Cathedral; Bolivar Plaza; Holy Chapel on Bolivar Plaza.Continue to 5 of 14 below.
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Downtown Bogota, with Montserrate in the background.Continue to 6 of 14 below.
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Holy Chapel, Bogota - Bolivar Plaza
Holy Chapel in Bolivar Plaza. More on Bolivar Plaza: Plaza de Bolivar, Primary Cathedral.Continue to 7 of 14 below.
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Buses in Downtown Bogota
Bogota uses are plentiful and cheap, and a pedestrian/bike path bisects town, in some places traveling right beside the sidewalk. Easy to get around this city.Continue to 8 of 14 below.
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La Candelaria Spire
Read more about La Candelaria, and see more views of La Candelaria: La Candelaria Streets; Iglesia de la Candelaria; La Candelaria Neigborhood.Continue to 9 of 14 below.
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Colonial and Modern Architecture Mix Magically in BogotaContinue to 10 of 14 below.
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La Candelaria Streets, Bogota
Read more about La Candelaria, and see more views of La Candelaria: La Candelaria Roofs; Iglesia de la Candelaria; La Candelaria Neigborhood.Continue to 11 of 14 below.
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Bogota SidewalksContinue to 12 of 14 below.
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Museo del Oro - Gold Museum in Bogota
Bogota is home to some truly terrific museums -- don't miss the Museo del Oro (Gld Museum), with its massive displays of pre-Hispanic goldwork:
Museo del Oro
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Bogota's Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel
Bogota's Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel on Bogota's Bolivar Plaza. More views: Primary Cathedral; Holy Chapel; Bolivar Plaza.Continue to 14 of 14 below.
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La Candelaria, Bogota
Read more about La Candelaria, and see more views of La Candelaria: La Candelaria Roofs; Iglesia de la Candelaria; La Candelaria Neigborhood.