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Iglesia de San Francisco

Iglesia de San Francisco

www.templodesanfrancisco.com; cnr Av Jiménez & Carrera 7; h7am-7pm Mon-Fri, 7am-2pm & 4:30-7:30pm Sat & Sun) Built between 1557 and 1621, the Church of San Francisco, just west of the Gold Museum, is Bogotá’s oldest surviving church. Of particular interest is the extraordinary 17th-century gilded main altarpiece, which is Bogotá’s largest and most elaborate piece of art of its kind. It’s hard to get a close look, as Masses run nearly hourly all day. It’s less intrusive to look up at the green-and-gold Mudejar ornamentation of the ceiling under the organ loft.


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