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Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao, Bogota

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Shop with the locals while gathering ingredients to make your own Colombian cuisine at Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao. This vibrant market has stalls for almost anything grown, including flowers, vegetables, fruits, nuts, meats, and dairy products. Get adventurous with your taste buds and pick up exotic produce like dragonfruit. If you are hungry while there, try some of the most authentic Colombian food you will find in the kitchen areas. Go on a Thursday to take part in one of the flower arranging classes. Use our Bogota vacation builder to visit Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao on your trip to Bogota, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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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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  • We had booked a food tour to the market but something went wrong and we did not meet the guy. So we explored the market ourselves. Wow! We asked some store owners for their favorite food stalls and on...  more »
  • Really a nice experience! A lot of fruits, vegetables, and more and more. I can taste a lot of Colombian dishes as well. U can by fruits and taste there. A lot of small shops. U can by also homeopathi...  more »
  • My visit to the Paloquemao Market was one of the highlights of my two weeks in Colombia. It was here that I got to taste granadilla, guanabana, mangostino, tomate arbol, melocoton, guama, feijoa, and ...  more »