Barrio La Candelaria

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Barrio La Candelaria
4.5
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Neighbourhood: La Candelaria
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NicolasAscii
Colombia4 contributions
Nice place but...
Feb 2021 • Solo
It is a beautiful and comfortable place, but they have to be careful because there are people who try to rob you! But the rest is very good, just do not take valuable things !.
Written 19 April 2021
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SPAINDOCTOR
Madrid, Spain5,401 contributions
During the day
Jan 2021 • Family
This place Gets dark and empty this days
In the day is nice
Alot of typical food
Restaurants like pizza candelaria
Café varietale
Chicha drinks in chorro de Quevedo
Museum like Botero . Oro museum
Written 28 January 2021
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alix m
4 contributions
Nice wandering there
Nov 2020
Nice wandering there. cultural part of Bogota, small but interesting. Get lost in the little streets with colorfull houses, drink coffee while listening to some salsa,
Written 15 December 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,563 contributions
Historic neighborhood in transition
Dec 2019
This historic (17th century) neighborhood in central Bogota roughly stretches from the southwestern slopes of Monserrate hill all the way to Calle 6 towards the south. It includes the presidential palace (Casa Narino), Bolivar square with Bogota's main cathedral and other important sites such as the Gold Museum, Botero art museum and the Iglesia Santa Clara.

For most backpackers the main attraction is the area near Calle del Embudo (the funnel), where Bogota's bohemians flock to visit bars and restaurants, admire grafitti and enjoy street comedians. Close-by are also many hostels and small hotels.

During the day La Candelaria is a lively neighborhood, but after dark activity dies down rapidly. The city authorities have detached military and other men in uniform to improve security. They will warn you if you are walking out of the more or less secure area. Still it is not recommended to visit after dark.

During the last decade many of the original (poor) inhabitants have been moving out of La Candelaria, being replaced by outsiders who have opened small businesses geared to tourists. Though some locals have succeeded in adjusting to modern times, the authentic character of the place has changed dramatically. The Belen section towards the southeastern corner of La Candelaria is still very much how it used to be.
Written 30 November 2020
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,194 contributions
Vibrant part of Bogota!
Nov 2020 • Friends
This was definitely our favorite part of our walking tour of Bogota. This feels like walking through time, with a mix of old and new architecture. Our favorite part was definitely the graffitis everywhere!
Written 16 November 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Great Art
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is a definite must see in Bogota. Loved all the beautiful Graffiti here. Other than Graffiti, there are also lots of shops here. Great place to talk a walk.
Written 6 June 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
Wonderfully diverse neighborhood
Jun 2019
La Candelaria was considered a dangerous neighborhood for many years, but now it has been transforming into a go to destination, with clubs and restaurants, and plenty of Airbnbs for the traveler.
We had fun visiting museums and shops in the area. We recommend it!
Written 28 May 2020
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Vitproch
Prague, Czech Republic258 contributions
Great old part
Jan 2020
Just perfect old town! All the cozzy small streets all cobble stone, fun grafitti, small bars and cafés. Worth some hours walk!
Written 16 April 2020
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Les L
St. Petersburg, FL16,205 contributions
History, struggle and art
Sep 2019
Walking around the neighborhood gave insights into the struggles in Colombia as well as its history and the amazing hope it's citizens have for the future. Loved the murals depicting history in a creative way.
Written 26 March 2020
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Eliane s
New York City, NY81 contributions
wonderful place
Dec 2019
Very pleasant and safe during the day. We strolled through the small alleys and stopped for coffee and snacks in various places. The neighborhood is full of beautiful and powerful graffiti. We loved it so much that we came back with a graffiti tour to learn more. There are many charming hostels. A trip to Bogota is incomplete without Candelaria.
Written 22 March 2020
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