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Bogota, Colombia News

Discovering Spanish-American religious culture in Colombia Special

Bogot - Monserrate Mountain is part of the Oriental Hills, which is the natural eastern boundary of the city of Bogotá, Colombia. The Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ atop the 3.152-meter-high mountain is visited by thousands of religious pilgrims.

Photo Essay: The historic district of ‘La Candelaria’, Bogotá Special

Bogot - 'La Candelaria' corresponds to the site of the founding of the city of Bogotá in Colombia. From the beginning, it was the administrative center of the country and remains to this day as one of the best preserved colonial neighborhoods in Latin America.
 

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La Candelaria  Bogotá  Colombia. Beautiful wooden balconies abound in the historic district of La C...
La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia. Beautiful wooden balconies abound in the historic district of La Candelaria.
Downtown Bogotá seen from the Cable Car ascending from  La Candelaria  to Monserrate Mountain.
Downtown Bogotá seen from the Cable Car ascending from "La Candelaria" to Monserrate Mountain.
VICE Correspondent Ryan Duffy in Bogota  Colombia narrating the documentary  Colombian Devil s Breat...
VICE Correspondent Ryan Duffy in Bogota, Colombia narrating the documentary "Colombian Devil's Breath."
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Part of the Borrachero tree  which is common in Colombia Bogota  Colombia in the documentary  Colomb...
Part of the Borrachero tree, which is common in Colombia Bogota, Colombia in the documentary "Colombian Devil's Breath."
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Old buildings in La Candelaria  historic district of Bogotá  Colombia.
Old buildings in La Candelaria, historic district of Bogotá, Colombia.
Old buildings with interesting architecture surround a little fenced park in La Candelaria  historic...
Old buildings with interesting architecture surround a little fenced park in La Candelaria, historic center, Bogotá, Colombia.
La Candelaria  Bogotá  Colombia. View from the hill towards the lower section of La Candelaria.
La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia. View from the hill towards the lower section of La Candelaria.
Fruit that holds the seeds that makes scopolamine in Bogota  Colombia from the documentary  Colombia...
Fruit that holds the seeds that makes scopolamine in Bogota, Colombia from the documentary "Colombian Devil's Breath."
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Historic houses of La Candelaria in Bogotá  Colombia.
Historic houses of La Candelaria in Bogotá, Colombia.
La Candelaria  historic district of Bogotá  Colombia. Most of the colonial buildings are now cultur...
La Candelaria, historic district of Bogotá, Colombia. Most of the colonial buildings are now cultural institutions.
An old mansion of La Candelaria is now the Military Museum of Bogotá  Colombia. The museum contains...
An old mansion of La Candelaria is now the Military Museum of Bogotá, Colombia. The museum contains a large collection of sculptures, historical documents, medals, military uniforms, weapons, vehicles and models depicting the history and technical development of the Armed Forces of Colombia.
Well preserved colonial buildings in La Candelaria  historic district of Bogotá  Colombia.
Well preserved colonial buildings in La Candelaria, historic district of Bogotá, Colombia.
The Sanctuary of Monserrate on the 3.152-meter-high mountain overlooking Bogotá; Colombia is visite...
The Sanctuary of Monserrate on the 3.152-meter-high mountain overlooking Bogotá; Colombia is visited by thousands of religious pilgrims.
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Partial view of Bogotá  Colombia  from Monserrate Mountain. Bogota El Dorado International Airport ...
Partial view of Bogotá, Colombia, from Monserrate Mountain. Bogota El Dorado International Airport (in the center of the picture) is located 15 kilometres from downtown Bogotá.
Chapel and 15-meter-high statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The chapel  built in 1967 holds on the m...
Chapel and 15-meter-high statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The chapel, built in 1967 holds on the main altar an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe carved in wood, by Spanish sculptor José de Moratilla and brought from Rome.
Long balconies with corridors in an old construction of La Candelaria  historic center of Bogotá  C...
Long balconies with corridors in an old construction of La Candelaria, historic center of Bogotá, Colombia.
Bogota  Colombia. Where former FARC hostage Kevin Scott Sutay has been released to
Bogota, Colombia. Where former FARC hostage Kevin Scott Sutay has been released to
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Faithful attend a religious service at the Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ. The religious carving sho...
Faithful attend a religious service at the Sanctuary of the Fallen Christ. The religious carving shown in the center of the picture, behind the priest, dates from the 17th Century. The image has been attributed miraculous powers.
A 21-year-old prostitute in Bogota  Colombia explaining the effects of scopolamine in the documentar...
A 21-year-old prostitute in Bogota, Colombia explaining the effects of scopolamine in the documentary "Colombian Devil's Breath."
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Ancient brick construction in La Candelaria  historic district of Bogotá  Colombia.
Ancient brick construction in La Candelaria, historic district of Bogotá, Colombia.