Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas (Church of Our Lady of the Waters), Bogota

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas (Church of Our Lady of the Waters), Bogota

Popularly known as the Church of the Waters, the church is a Catholic temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary, located in the neighborhood of the Waters, in the district of La Candelaria. The church is part of the old Convent of the Waters. Throughout its history, it has served as a hospital, an orphanage, and a venue for artisans.

The church is a sample of colonial construction, built between 1657 and 1694. It is designed in a rectangular plan with one nave. It has a chapel of Saint Anthony on its north side, built in 1901. The facade has little decoration. Along each longitudinal wall to the transept dome is a series of niches under pointed arches holding images.

Over the niches are rectangular windows that illuminate the interior. At the back of the nave, occupying the entire back wall is a large triptych in carved and gilded wood. The chapel dedicated to Saint Anthony is in the neo-Gothic style. It is joined to the presbytery by an extra wide archway. Four Gothic-style windows illuminate the interior.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in Bogota. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas (Church of Our Lady of the Waters) on Map

Sight Name: Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas (Church of Our Lady of the Waters)
Sight Location: Bogota, Colombia (See walking tours in Bogota)
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Bogota, Colombia

Create Your Own Walk in Bogota

Create Your Own Walk in Bogota

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bogota is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bogota Shopping Tour

Bogota Shopping Tour

Bogota is so rich in authentic shopping that it's almost mind-boggling when trying to decide what to buy first! Colombia is famous for gold and emerald products, very specifically and recognizably designed national clothes, pottery, accessories and other crafts. Bogota's historic district, La Candelaria, has many markets, shopping galleries and little shops on this self-guided shopping...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Bogota Old Town Walking Tour

Bogota Old Town Walking Tour

In 1538, the indigenous Muisca of the Colombian Altiplano had the advantage in numbers over the force of conquistador Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada. Arriving in the Muisca Federation, the Spanish had only 162 exhausted men. However, the guecha warriors of Chief Tisquesusa were no match. The Federation fell in bloody battle.

In the area now known as Quevedo's Fountain Square, Quesada set up 12...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Architectural Jewels

Architectural Jewels

Bogota is quite a city for an architectural experience. Not only did it preserve its architectural and historic heritage, it also managed to maintain most of its colonial buildings and structures in rather good shape, so one can really enjoy their interesting and imposing styles. Take this self-guided walk to discover Bogota's architectural jewels.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles

Useful Travel Guides for Planning Your Trip


18 Uniquely Columbian Things to Buy in Bogota

18 Uniquely Columbian Things to Buy in Bogota

To those who understand Russian, the word "Bogota" sounds very similar to the one translating as "rich". And, indeed, the city does live up to this name connotation in terms of peculiar things worth exploring in addition to coca, coffee and emeralds. Here's the longer list...
Enjoying Onces in Bogota

Enjoying Onces in Bogota

Elevenses, on the surface, seem to be a particularly British tradition, a break for something light and sweet between breakfast and lunch, a time to gossip, a time to catch up, a time just to be. Lo and behold, Colombia somewhere along the line adapted this tradition in a particularly Latin fashion....