Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bogota

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#9 of 32 in Museums in Bogota
Specialty Museum Museum
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. Take a look at our Bogota trip builder to schedule your visit to Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • If you think that it is a place that pay homage to the Nobel Prize, safe is disappointed. You must visit for architects. You can take your terrace and rest in it. Rest, as cultural center is not much I can say, there is a library that occupies almost 50% of the first floor (very, very good... and very, very expensive), a Juan Valdez and second floor administrative offices. If these passing through la Candelaria can take advantage and learn quickly about this building.
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  • Amazing bookstores with a whole selection of Colombian (current affairs, peace, novels) and international section. The staff is very friendly and knows good recommendations.  more »
  • Without a doubt, a place which would go! Cultural proposals for all tastes! Up they have a huge Bookstore!
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  • 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.
  • The place is just beautiful. The fact that you can find so many books in such a unique environment makes the experience very enjoyable.
  • Interesting place, pity no event was going on when I visited
  • Excelent cultural offer, a huge bookshop and great architecture.
  • 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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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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