Trip Planner:   South America  /  Colombia  /  Bogota  /  Neighborhoods  /  La Candelaria

La Candelaria, Bogota

4.1
#1 of 92 in Shopping in Colombia
Neighborhood Art Gallery
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.
Create an itinerary including La Candelaria
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
3,731 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It's a nice area during the day with good options for food and drinks and as well nice shops. It seems to be the district for young bohemian people which gives a nice and relaxing atmosphere. The impo...  more »
  • We stayed in Candelaria and it was really yummy walk through those little streets and discover restaurant and cafes, hidden places and super cool graffiti. If you want to stay at Candelaria Bogotá again.
    View original
  • This neighborhood originated in one of the oldest colonial cities in America and passed important historical events in Colombia. The headquarters of the legislature and the Presidency of the Republic are currently there, however the excessive growth of Bogotá and the situation in which this area has been given a rather sad and abandoned image of what should be a treasure for the city.
    View original

Plan your trip to Bogota

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bogota

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.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Bogota by other users

19 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in South America & Europe BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Bogota BY A USER FROM PANAMA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Bogota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 15 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Bogota & Cartagena BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Bogota & Cartagena BY A USER FROM BRAZIL January, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Bogota BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ITALY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Colombia & Panama BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Bogota BY A USER FROM DOMINICAN REPUBLIC September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans