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Address: Carrera 8 No. 11-39 | Oficina: 716, Bogota 111711, Colombia
Phone Number: 2832319
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A lively neighborhood section of the city that features small shops and...

A lively neighborhood section of the city that features small shops and ancient churches. The neighborhood includes a number of attractions including The Plaza de Bolivar, The Bogota Cathedral. The Gold Museum, The Fundacion Botero, The Religious Art Museum, The Coin House, The Library Luis Angel Arango.

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Bogota Historic Tour: La Candelaria, Monserrate and Gold Museum
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Private La Candelaria Tour
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La Candelaria is the main tourist/historical district in Bogota, and i have visited this place about 3-4 times over the course of several days. there is always a warning about... read more

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a big portion of the Bogota free walking tour. It is a colorful area with beautiful walls of high end art / graffiti. There is a lovely central area to visit at night. At night they hold an informal market and performers. I was only there during the day. It is, a colonial part of town and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

La Candelaria is the main tourist/historical district in Bogota, and i have visited this place about 3-4 times over the course of several days. there is always a warning about being cautious in this place. i agree with being vigilant, but what also surprises me when i visited is that there are many (and i mean MANY) policemen standing guard.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dirty, not yet fully revitalized as a downtown area. Nothing special when compared with superior Spanish architecture in downtown Latin American cities such as Lima or Mexico

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Agree with many of the other posts - this is a day visit, and even during the day you should be very careful to keep your belongings close, purses zipped, wallets in your front pocket. We went with a local guide who walked the streets with us, explained a little of the history, showed us in and out of museums.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Candelaria District is a "must see" while in Bogota. We went back 2 of 3 days we were in town. Pluses -- A plethora of museums make this an important place to go. We also took a Graffiti walking tour which was an amazing way to see the area. This was our entrance to a trip up to Monserrat,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doesn't matter if it's 5 pm or 7 pm when it gets dark -- be aware. It's interesting, full of tourists, and a great vibe. But you really have to be aware once night falls. I've personally known a few people who have been mugged at knifepoint out of nowhere. Locals have also told me not to take taxis after... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old neighboorhood in Bogotá City Center. Plenty of museums, stores, restaurants, souvenirs. A must while in Bogotá

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a driver from our hotel to take us to La Candeleria for an afternoon ... Bolivar square is a must-see for everyone, tho I had a feeling that it's not the best area for tourists to pick a hotel in. Many many old, perfectly preserved buildings, lots of colour & history. This is a must-see for a day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The colonial houses and the character of this neighborhood is captivating. During the walking tour we saw many different aspects of the history of the place. The churches, the restaurants, the public buildings, were all very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful colonial place. Safe for tourists, because there is a lot of police. Nice old buildings, churches, good food.

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