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Churches in Bogota :  90% of the population in Colombia are Roman Catholics. Introduced during the Spanish Conquest (first recorded arrival in 1499) and expanded throughout the Colonial Era, numerous iglesias were built by the Catholic Church across the country.

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Church of Monserrate – the proud symbol of Bogota

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Ruins of the old chapel destroyed in 1917

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Gratitude prayers from the faithful

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Iglesia del Carmen

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Iglesia de San Agustin

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Catedral Primada

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Capilla del Sagrario

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Iglesia de San Francisco built between 1557 and 1621

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Iglesia de la Veracruz

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Iglesia La Tercera

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The most stunning church I visited is the Iglesia Museo de Santa Clara. Do not let the simple stone exterior deceive you as the interior is richly decorated. This church is one of the city’s oldest and is now run by the government as a museum. Built between 1629 and 1674, Iglesia de Santa Clara features a barrel vault coated in golden floral motifs and walls covered in paintings and statues.

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