Photographer's Note

Bogotá - La Candelaria - Plaza de Bolívar

Oops! I made a mistake …
In the note at my previous picture I mentioned that it was time to leave Colombia’s capital and to go to my next destination and just a little later I discovered some pictures of Bogotá I'd really like to show you ...

However, I can present them all three under the generic name ‘Plaza de Bolivar’.
I will show you three sides of Bogota's famous square.

The main picture shows (again) the Catedral Primada de Colombia (Primary Cathedral of Colombia) with on its right the Capilla del Sagrario (Sacristy Chapel).
The construction of the cathedral began in 1805. Before that time there was a church that had also become a cathedral.

In the workshop a picture of the Capitolio Nacional with imposing columns in front of it. This is the seat of Colombia’s legislature. Both houses of the Congress of Colombia are based here.
The construction began in 1876 (other sources mention the year 1848) and the building was finished in 1926.

On the third picture you see the Palacio Liévano, built in Neoclassical style between 1903 and 1907. This palace was converted into Bogotá's city hall in 1974.

Of course a square has four sides but since a picture here can have only two additions in the workshop ... I’m really sorry, friends but you will have to miss the fourth side …
Just kidding. On the last side of Plaza de Bolivar you find the Palacio de Justicia but personally I think this is an architectural blunder. Of course only my personal idea.

Information from Wikipedia and from The Rough Guide to Colombia.

See next week for another visited Colombian city.

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