"Recommended walk in the downtown area" La Candelaria - Downtown Tip by ColombiaBoard

La Candelaria - Downtown, Bogotá: 52 reviews and 117 photos

Start at the Tequendama Intercontinental Hotel and walk south along La Septima avenue. At the corner of Avenida 19 make a left and walk all the way east to the mountain to the cable car station and take a ride to the top of Monserrate. From there you can admire the entire city.

Back on Avenida 19 walk to Avenida La Septima and make a left, continue all the way to the Gold Museum park and the San Francisco Church. You can visit the Gold Museum Collection and also later the church where you can admire the magnificient colonial altar. Then at the corner of Avenida Septima and Avenida Jimenez you can admire the beautiful republican style buildings in this area. Continue along La Septima all the way to the Plaza de Bolivar where you can admire the Congress Building, City Hall, Palace of Justice.

Continue to the east where the La Candelaria colonial district is located, in this area there are many museums, the best is the Donacion Botero Museum and Casa de la Moneda Museum.

Address: Avenida (Carrera) Septima x Avenida 19
Directions: Carrera Septima southbound from Intercontinental Hotel
Phone: 2832319
Website: http://lacandelaria.info/

Review Helpfulness: 3 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 4, 2006
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