Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas, Bogota

Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas, Bogota

The Church of Our Lady of the Waters or Water's Church, as popularly known, is a Colombian Catholic cult temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary, located in the neighborhood of La Candelaria. The temple was part of the former convent of the Waters, which throughout its history has also served as a hospital, orphanage and is now the home of the "Artesanías de Colombia" ("Crafts of Colombia"). The church is a rather simple colonial building dating from 1644, with a single rectangular nave, and has a chapel dedicated to San Antonio on its northern side, built in 1901. Perhaps the Water's Church is modest in its decoration, and has no strong decorative features of typical colonial Baroque, yet the facade is quite graceful, with a niche at the main entrance, housing the Virgin. The huge green wooden doors are interestingly contrasting with the white walls. The chapel dedicated to San Antonio is designed in Gothic style, linked with the chancel by a wide arch.

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Sight Name: Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas
Sight Location: Bogota, Colombia (See walking tours in Bogota)
Sight Type: Religious
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