Looming over the Plaza de Bolívar, Bogotá’s Neoclassical Catedral allegedly stands on the site where the first Mass was celebrated in 1538. Rebuilt over the centuries after several collapses, it was completed in 1823, and while its interior is gold-laced, it’s still relatively austere compared to the capital’s other churches. You’ll find the tomb of Jiménez de Quesada, Bogotá’s founder, in the largest chapel.

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