Religion

churchAs in the rest of Colombia, the value of family unity is very important in Bogota society, and is especially prominent in religious celebrations and at special times of the year.

Historically, the city has had a tradition of attachment to Roman Catholicism, although the 1991 Constitution has facilitated the presence of Protestant movements and other religious groups in the population.

Proof of this religious tradition is the number of churches built in the historic city center. The city has been seat of the Archdiocese of Bogot√° since March 22, 1564; the seat of the archdiocese is the Cathedral of Colombia.

The city also has a Muslim mosque located in the area of Chapinero, a Jewish synagogue located on Avenida Pepe Sierra (Calle 116), an Orthodox church located in Chapinero, and a Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located on the Calle 127. There are four Buddhist centers located in the north of the city, and there are Protestant churches in various parts of the city.