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As part of our travels we always like to visit local markets to experience the food and culture. We requested a visit to the Paloquemao as part of a private tour during a long layover at the airport. Early on a Saturday we were able...More
We went very specifically to find and experience fruits that we don't have easy access to in the US and boy, did we find them! Tree tomato, lulo, guanabana, yellow dragon fruit, and really giant avocados that were nothing like what we're used to. They...More
It is definitely better to go on the earlier side, especially of you are going on a Sunday. But you must check out the flower and herb markets on Thursdays. Also fruits stands are unbelievably fun, and you can always ask for samples.
What a great place to wonder around and get caught up in the Bogota culture. The shoppers work six days a week and spend Sunday shopping at the market for the following week. Flowers until you think every flower in the world has been cut...More
My favourite part of this market was seeing all the beautiful flowers and the amazing variety of fruits. Possibly some of the most impressive selection of fruits I have ever seen! Easy to walk round by yourself or part of a food tour.
We're Mexican, which means we walk markets, which we proceeded to do all over Colombia, and Bogota's Paloquemao is the Big Enchilada! The amazing variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meats, flowers and on and on, put us in mind of Mexico City's La...More
Rivals Barcelona's marketplace. I buy my Thanksgiving turkey here every year. Amazing selection a fruits and vegetables as well as spices, kitchen utensils, ornamental plants, and so much more. You can get lost in its many corridors, and the restaurants are excellent if not luxurious....More
Somewhat chaotic, but worth a visit. An incredible number of different produce, meats and other day to day products. The colors and quantities make excellent photo ops. The food stalls sell a variety of street food and freshly squeezed juices, all very good. We did...More
As soon as you get there you feel the local taste arriving to all your senses, if go on a guide tour you will enjoy a lot of samples of exotic fruits, always surrounded by the smiling and authentic local people who work or visit...More
Hi! You'll find several kiosks serving food and drinks inside the market itself. It is an opportunity to discover typical Colombian food in a friendly atmosphere. You may wish to try empanadas, arepas, chincharon, buñuelos... More
Hi! You'll find several kiosks serving food and drinks inside the market itself. It is an opportunity to discover typical Colombian food in a friendly atmosphere. You may wish to try empanadas, arepas, chincharon, buñuelos, pan de bono etc....
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I too apologize for my late response. Hope this helps future visitors. I was cautioned about pickpockets before my visit to Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao. We took public transportation. As soon as we got on the bus, a... More
I too apologize for my late response. Hope this helps future visitors. I was cautioned about pickpockets before my visit to Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao. We took public transportation. As soon as we got on the bus, a lady signaled to me to remove my earrings and hold my handbag close.
If you speak English, vendors could charge you more. I speak enough Spanish to get around but my boyfriend does not. A vendor told me a price for some fruits; by the time he put the fruits in the bag and handed the bag to me, the price increased. He probably heard my English. I walked away. Although the price was very cheap by USA standards, I have an issue about anyone who cannot keep their word so 'I kept it moving". Be careful of changing prices.
We returned to the general area a few days later. While returning to the bus station, my ipad was stolen. Moral of the story, speak very little English so as not to become a target. Be very aware of your surroundings. Although my instinct told me that the man was a thief, I let my guard down when I entered the bus station since there was police present. The thief jumped over the gate to get the ipad. No-one cared about my screams. One lady whispered to me that the police was worse (pejor).
I enjoyed the market, but be careful.