Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota

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Walk through the colorful, cobbled streets of Barrio La Candelaria to get a feel for how life in Bogota once was. The historical old town offers plenty of great attractions, such as museums, theaters, universities, and important government buildings. The neighborhood also serves as a bohemian and alternative hotspot, with plenty of vibrant street art contrasting with the museums' traditional exhibits. Check out both faces of the district and decide which one you think suits it best. Put Barrio La Candelaria into our Bogota trip itinerary tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bogota.
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  • Fun neighborhood in the very, very big city of Bogota. Great to walk around... lots of small restaurants, sidewalk vendors, museums.... interesting from one end to another.  more »
  • Excellent walk through the historical center of Bogota. Here was founded the capital city of Colombia August 6, 1538. Its colonial architecture and colorful is appealing for photographic tourism. The first cathedral, plaza Bolivar, national Government Center... Among other tourist sites.
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  • For those who we aren't Bogota but we live in this area is of the most beautiful of Bogotá pride of our country.
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Where to stay in Bogota

Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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