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I wish there was a market like this at home. This market has a HUGE variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The fruits and veggies are so flavorful. This is a chef's dream for fresh ingredients. I could spend hours here if I had the...More
I had the opportunity to visit this market a few times and I've always walked away having learned tons of new stuff about of exotic fruits, traditional herbs, and fresh produce. I love going around the stands and being able to purchase food from real...More
This a must-see in Bogotá. You cannot miss the aisles of fruits and vegetables along this local market. As early as 4 AM, the vendors start selling their goods -- flowers, local garments, and even breakfast. I can still savor my tinto with an almojábana......More
This has all the markings of a hipster attraction but surprisingly we were the only Americans there one Sunday morning! If you like exotic fruits, this place has got them! I took pictures of fruits I ate and showed them to Colombian and Peruvian natives...More
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
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.