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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  • A colorful enchanting neighborhood. Lively and filled of young college students. A great suggestion from our guide Jorge Blanco.  more »
  • Candelaria is the historic center of Bogotá, focused museums, restaurants, shops, churches and colleges, and is very well maintained. The highlight is the Plaza Bolívar, where the Cathedral and the Palace of Justice. It is worth mentioning that the streets are enladeiradas, not flat. Very interesting tour and a must for a visit to the city. If you're staying in the T zone area, it's a bit far, but easily accessible by bus and taxi.
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  • It is a neighborhood that is worth visiting it if you have a chance. We visited it after go to the cerro monserrate, which is very close. We take through it, it is very colorful, cute to take pictures, and we take lunch in one of the many local what's on the site. We do not feel insecure, but I recommend having precautions always.
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