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Catedral Primada de Bogot (the Cathedral) stands on the east side of Plaza de Bol韛ar. It was built between 1807 and 1823, and its facade was restored in 1943 (by Spanish architect Alfredo Rodr韌uez Orgaz). Some say that the Cathedral stands in the same spot as the first church of Bogot from 1538, where the first mass, following the foundation of Bogot, took place.

Inside, there are paintings and carvings dating from the 17th and 18th centuries, the tomb of Gonzalo Jim閚ez de Quesada (the founder of Bogot) and one of the biggest organs in all of Latin America. The elegance of its neoclassical style can be appreciated in its high altar and the choir loft and pews, which date back to the 17th century.

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