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.
What to Expect
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 common belief, is the first church of Bogota. Here you will learn more about the time that Spanish culture and religion was imposed onto pre-Hispanic cultures. 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, walk up the cobblestone streets of the La Candelaria neighborhood until you reach Iglesia del Carmen. The 1933 Gothic architecture will help you understand the way Virgin Mary has been interpreted and venerated in different ways and fashions throughout the Catholic world.
Finally drive to the south of the city, to the 20 de Julio neighborhood. There you will witness the largest temple of the Catholic faith, which happens to combine 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.
- Private transportation from your hotel and to the place you wish to finish the tour at
- Expert guide in the language of tour preference: (Spanish, English, Portuguese, French)
- Local food snack
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
We can add a visit to Monserrate (entrance fees not included). Please contact the suppliers for details. If there is any other place of interest you want to include in the tour, please let the supplier know in advance and they will be glad to consider it for your itinerary.