"Roof Statues by Local Artist Jorge Olave" Top 5 Page for this destination Bogotá Favorite Tip by mircaskirca

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Favorite thing: Bogotá's oldest neighbourhood La Candelaria is a very pleasant area to wander around admiring the colourful colonial houses adorned with lovely balconies. But there is more La Candelaria has to offer. It's cultural and artistic heart of the city.

If you look up you will notice several statues on tops of the buildings. They are life-sized figures of ordinary people doing usual and sometimes unusual things on the edges and tops of buildings: sitting, walking a tightrope, sneaking into rooms or just looking at the city. This is a unique art project by local artist Jorge Olave. He uses recycled material, mostly copper, to make these statues.

While doing your walking tour of La Candelaria you'll certainly come across these eccentric rooftop sculptures, so don't forget to look towards the sky! :)

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2010
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