A Walk Around La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

A Walk Around La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

I arrived in Bogota around 5am and after a short rest I decided not to do too much so I just went for a walk around La Candelaria, which is the “old city” of Bogota.


I read about a self-guided route on the internet so I followed it, mostly.

A Walk Around La Candelaria

I started off with the Museo Del Oro (Gold Museum). It was pretty good. Three (maybe four) floors and lots of information in English and Spanish. Only 4,000COP to enter.

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After the museum I took a walk through the historic streets. There’s lots of street art to look at.

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In fact, there’s lots of street art all around Bogota.

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I stopped taking photos of the art after this one.

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There are some nice cobbled streets with fruit vendors and stuff.

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Eventually I got to Museo Botero which is a museum featuring the art of Botero. He is a very famous Colombian artist whose focus seemed to be of fat people and fruit. It was pretty good.

I didn’t take any pictures of his art, but this is a fountain in the courtyard of the museum.

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There are also some rooms with works from other artists, and semi-attached is the money museum which showcases the history of money in Colombia.

After that I headed to Plaza De Bolivar. You can see the Cathedral Primida on the way. I wanted to look inside Iglesia Santa Clara but it seemed to off limits to the pubic.

Plaza de Bolivar is a good place to people watch and you can get free wifi there.

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Have you done a walk around La Candelaria in Bogota before? Share your thoughts in the comments 😀 .

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