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

Once home to Colombia's best-loved poets and politicians, La Candelaria is Bogota's oldest neighbourhood, a sort of living historical monument. It has something magical with blue, orange, turquoise, green, magenta, ochre and yellow colonial buildings adorned with balconies painted crimson, dark green and deep blue.

Pretty cobbled streets cluttered with bohemian shops, craft stalls, galleries and cafés climb up towards a hazy mountain. Here you find museums, restaurants and eclectic bookshops. Enchanting La Candelaria is a cultural and artistic heart of the city.

Eccentric rooftop sculptures draw the look towards the sky while a mixture of sounds of street musicians, chattering students and food vendors rises from parks and plazas. Handsome boulevards open up on the Plaza de Bolívar, the city's main square and crowded meeting point.

Oh, I could spent days just wandering the streets of this delightful area :)

Address: ACarrera 8 No. 11-39 Oficina: 716, La Candelaria - Plaza de Bolívar, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia, 571
Directions: downtown
Phone: 2832319
Website: http://lacandelaria.info/

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2009
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