Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, Bogota

4.1
#9 of 41 in Museums in Bogota
Find a cozy spot and snuggle up with a good book at Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center. 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 Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center 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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  • Great views over La Candelaria from the landscaped roof as well, so it's worth the climb up if you're looking for photo opps.  more »
  • We passed by, saw a note saying this was the Garcia Marquez cultural center and we were intrigued by the huge MEXICO sign in the circular courtyard (sort of like the LOVE ones in every city these...  more »
  • Built in 2008, architect Rogelio Salmona, in the historic center of Bogota. The design is basically two circles of which the smaller one, has a pond with a fountain in the middle. If you go up the...  more »
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  • It is a place with a unique architecture. There they are asked to take excellent photos and you can use the space to have a coffee and read a book. The site has a store where you can buy books of different subjects, next to Juan Valdez and where you can buy a good coffee.
  • If you need to buy a book, a manga, or you want to see another of the famous Architect Rogelio Salmons, that's the place !!!!
  • One is the best libraries in Bogotá housed in one of the best Salmona buildings. You can buy a copy in English of "one hundred years of solitude" too. A great souvenir after your visit to Colombia
  • This museum has a regular exhibition of Gabo's pieces and a large salon for temporal exhibitions of different topics according with the season as ArtBo for example. The space has a large space for separate the spaces in which you will find a beautiful contemporary fount
  • This is a great place! The arquitecture is amazing and it's surrounded for candelaria town, Colon Teather, bolivar plaza, libraries, restaurants, etc. Good vibes.

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