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La Candelaria, Bogota

(4.1/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
Walk through the colorful, cobbled streets of 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. Make La Candelaria a part of your Bogota vacation plans using our Bogota vacation generator.
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  • The Candelaria is the historic center of Bogota the main museums and squares are in this region is all too close, is a great option for those who have a long connection in Bogota take a Taxi (there is very cheap 20 real type from the airport to the Candelaria) and go explore the history of the city, was surprised positively through the city I want to go back and explore every corner that I didn't have time to meet.
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  • Is nice the place, nothing that does not can find in another country. Full of museums (very beautiful and interesting) restaurants and sell crafts in the streets. If you want to buy souvenirs, definitely go to usaquen, things are at a great price. Vary quite those prices. I went on the bus that is the equivalent to metro (do not remember the name) and I got off at a station that well is ugly is 8-10 minutes on foot. Go early because almost all close to the 4:00 pm, closed very early!
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  • The historical center of La Candelaria is a mandatory ride in your visit to Bogota. The Cathedral is beautiful. The Plaza of Simon Bolivar surrounded of beautiful buildings. ... There are "Doves" by hundreds... But it is true that this rather neglected and gives the feeling of insecurity. However do not appreciate any type of problem. Should deal with is more by maintaining a point so beautiful as this Center.
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