Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bogota

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#9 of 33 in Museums in Bogota
Find a cozy spot and snuggle up with a good book at Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Opened in 2008 and dedicated to Colombia's most famous literary star, Gabriel García Márquez, the expansive cultural center serves as part library, part museum, part event center. Housing more than 80,000 books in Spanish, the cultural center has become one of Colombia's leading intellectual hubs. Check out the bookstore, where you can find editions in English as well as Spanish, then grab a coffee at the onsite cafe. With our world travel planner, Bogota attractions like Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 5, 2017
    A large Bookstore in a modern building, with access ramps, a cultural center of great importance and that only after we learn of the existence of Auditorium, exhibition halls, library, units not visited, only the bookstore and coffee. Access is free and offers wide programming, taking into account the large number of students there.
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  • September 6, 2017
    It is a pleasant space with modern architecture, has good auditoriums and is easy to reach. Is surrounded by good restaurants that fit all budgets. Place bound if it goes through la Candelaria
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  • August 30, 2017
    A place magical, beautiful, and more when the universe gives us this landscape, a beautiful day full of beautiful colors, the place is clean, tidy.
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  • July 5, 2017
    This beautiful building terrace offers a great view of the city's colonial area as well as nice place to read a book. Once there, you must visit the Fondo de Cultura Económica bookstore, one of the biggest in the country. Good photography exhibitions usually take place in the main hall of the building.
  • June 5, 2017
    The place is just beautiful. The fact that you can find so many books in such a unique environment makes the experience very enjoyable.
  • June 21, 2017
    Interesting place, pity no event was going on when I visited
  • July 31, 2017
    Excelent cultural offer, a huge bookshop and great architecture.
  • January 16, 2017
    Here's a library where you can find the most rare books. An amazing architectural design to walk all over the building, as all Salmona's building.

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