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.
After the museum I took a walk through the historic streets. There’s lots of street art to look at.
In fact, there’s lots of street art all around Bogota.
I stopped taking photos of the art after this one.
There are some nice cobbled streets with fruit vendors and stuff.
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.
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.
Have you done a walk around La Candelaria in Bogota before? Share your thoughts in the comments 😀 .