Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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travelling_kitten
Panama City, Panama107 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Unfortunately I don't have anything good to say about this place.

My main purpose to visit Bogota was to see where my hero, Gabo lived and worked for many years. I wanted to buy books and mementos, anything of his!

The place was unwelcoming to say the least. Its a bookstore and only a small corner was dedicated to Gabriel Garcia Marquez. They did have many books but that was it.

The staff was so unhelpful and rude, they knew nothing about him and they actually made the experience even worst. I bought a few books because I had come from so far away, but it was NOT worth.

It actually doesn't seem to be any celebration of Gabo anywhere. Made me so sad.
Written 29 May 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,963 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The cultural centre is surprisingly modern design for the older part of Bogotá. Very rounded shape and the centre piece is the library .
Written 8 May 2024
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yaki a
Tel Aviv, Israel456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We visited the place as part of a walking tour.
Nice history.
The building is nice. If you need. A place to seat and relax there is a quite area on the second floor

The book shop in the center is amazing

Old Scholl shop, very welcoming with reading corners and kids playing around
Written 23 June 2023
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craig_traveler
San Francisco, CA358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This place is a nice stop if wandering Candeleria. A joint effort between Mexico and Colombia, the bookstore here is massive and impressive. This is where you can come to find your Spanish language books, especially art, culture, children’s, and cookbooks.
Written 2 October 2022
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,968 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Being here, in this centre, it means a very nice experience for the soul. If it happened to be Mexican music, you can imagine yourself in Mexico.
Written 1 November 2020
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phutty
Tallinn, Estonia1,366 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great views over La Candelaria from the landscaped roof as well, so it's worth the climb up if you're looking for photo opps.
Written 27 February 2020
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We passed by, saw a note saying this was the Garcia Marquez cultural center and we were intrigued by the huge MEXICO sign in the circular courtyard (sort of like the LOVE ones in every city these days only this one bigger. Interesting peaceful area, nothing much going on, and the reason for the huge Mexico sign/sculpture? Well Garcia spent most of his life in Mexico and the Mexicans paid for the center
Written 10 January 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,441 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Built in 2008, architect Rogelio Salmona, in the historic center of Bogota.

The design is basically two circles of which the smaller one, has a pond with a fountain in the middle. If you go up the stairs there is a view on the mountain range towards the east. Standing in the middle of the main circle an acoustic effect can be triggered, as the northeastern wall echoes a sound. There is an art gallery, but it is closed most of the time.

GG Marquez, the great South American writer almost has the status of a saint. Usually saints get a statue and an altar in a church, or a chapel dedicated to him or her. In this center there is nothing like that, not even a plaquette with simple information or a place to leave a message. Garcia Marquez died in 2014. I wonder if he liked this center. He probably was delighted that Mexico, where the Colombian born writer lived most of his life, paid for it. Recognition after all.
Written 12 December 2019
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Victoria W
Houston, TX125 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This cultural center has a great cafe, bookstore, and rooftop terrace with great views of the city. For those who are die-hard GGM fans and those who are not even sure who he is, you still have something you can enjoy here as a quick stop when touring around the city. Not a lot to do here, but it is a nice spot.
Written 20 August 2019
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Goal100Countries
Cheltenham, UK599 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
This open plaza is home to a really lovely open space in which there is plenty to do. In the centre there is local art and surrounding the place there are a few restaurants, cafes and the cultural centre itself which is warm and relaxing.
Written 16 January 2019
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