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Primary Cathedral of Bogota

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

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

Other burials

Anibal Munoz Duque

Policarpa Salavarrieta, cenotaph

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