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Address: Carrera 8 No. 11-39 | Oficina: 716 La Candelaria, Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota 111711, Colombia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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We are a Tourist Company and Culture, we spread all the local offer, we designed plans to measure, we are specialized in Sustainable Tourism that benefits and includes the community, our plans can include actors, dance, artisans, local products, music etc. We also organize turs of other operators, gastronomy, transport and lodging. Trips to nearby places departing La Candelaria

A lively neighborhood section of the city that features small shops and ancient churches. The neighborhood includes a number of attractions including The Plaza de Bolivar, The Bogota Cathedral. The Gold Museum, The Fundacion Botero, The Religious Art Museum, The Coin House, The Library Luis Angel Arango.

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Beautiful area in Bogota

Fantastic area to wander around with great atmosphere. Heaps of bars and restaurants, didn't feel unsafe at all!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic area to wander around with great atmosphere. Heaps of bars and restaurants, didn't feel unsafe at all!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Every walk I take leads me to something new. I chose to stay in a hostel here too on a friends recommendation and i do not regret it at all. A mix of various colonial architectures and a general nice buzz make the place addictive. Students and finance professional fill the streets on the week days giving it a really... More 

Thank El J
Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Candelaria, what a Candelaria, what a charming old town district/municipality with cobble stone streets. Take your time wandering around and take it all in. Street vendors selling banana cheeps, and local fruit - no one bothers or plasters you. Perfect way to spend few hours during sunny day.

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Essendon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, being honest I was a bit apprehensive about venturing into this part of the city. Turns out I needn't have worried as, apart from a very occasional individual (which each city has), we felt very welcome. Having said that, there were loads of people around and I was back inside the hotel by 8:30. The streets and occupants of... More 

Thank IrishMimi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went on a tour of La Candelaria with a guide. It's an interesting neighborhood full of color and history. It's great to walk around but watch for the pick pockets. When you go with a guide he will explain all the different structures, tell you all about the political history of the area and take you to a coffee... More 

1 Thank Mary N
Magliano Sabina, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are tours in English twice a week and Spanish on other days. Very comprehensive and gives a good idea of the history of the area. Unfortunately we, along with most of our group, had to abandon half-way through due to pouring rain which even with umbrellas and rain jackets was way too heavy to carry on walking.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy outdoor market with small shops alongside. Shopping place for the locals and a great place to wear sun glasses and people watch. As with ALL busy and crowded places the whole world over watch your bag and wallets.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bogota is a big city and has some nice and some very poor parts, however as a traveller most of what you will be interested to see is either in La Candelaria or very near by. On my last trip to Bogota I could see how La Candelaria had been restored and improved so much. However, I still think that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A worthwhile and interesting walk through a historic, culturally important area. Winding, narrow, hilly streets. Lots of interesting snack stands: fried plantain, or dulche de leche between wafer thin crackers with preserves. Many armed militia in the area. We felt perfectly safe. Interesting small restaurants and some museums as well as churches, government buildings and an opera house as well.... More 

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Narrow streets and old buildings. This is the historic city center. During daytime it is very safe and busy with both locals and tourists. The major attractions here are the Plaza de Bolivar, Gold museum and the Botero museum. If you haven't visited La Candelaria, you haven't visited the real Bogota.

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