La Candelaria

La Candelaria

La Candelaria, a neighborhood full of stories, monuments, museums, churches and streets that still retain traces of the colonial era and their original names. Find the Plaza de Bolívar and the Primada Cathedral that is built on the grounds on which Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded Bogotá.

Description of La Candelaria

La Candelaria

The Historic Center of Bogota

Much of the buildings in the La Candelaria neighborhood are colonial and republican styles that are preserved and have been declared assets of historical and cultural interest. In this area of the historic center of Bogota There are about 500 institutions or artistic groups, museums and research centers, in addition to theaters, libraries and universities.

In their houses of colonial balconies, the ghosts of the viceroys who once inhabited courtyards and hallways hide. Today the houses are theater halls or have disappeared to replace the modern buildings of the Universities and the most visited library on the continent, Luis Ángel Arango Library.

Those steep stone streets of La Candelaria, which seem to reach the sky, have seen the country's history pass. Long before Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded this city in a valley of alcazars and raised twelve huts in the Chorro de Quevedo, it was a sacred site for the Muiscas. Hence, this beautiful town is also attractive for its indigenous roots and traditions.

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What includes? La Candelaria

  • Transportation by private tourism vehicle.
  • Tour of the Museums and emblematic streets of the Historic Center of La Candelaria.
  • La Candelaria Church
  • Botero Museum
  • Mint House
  • Bolivar plaza
  • Professional tourism guide.
  • Medical assistance card

Not included

  • Non-specific expenses in the program or of a personal nature.
  • Supplement for guide in English
  • Tips
  • Meals

La Candelaria Itinerary

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Approximate duration of 4 hours for the tour, this is subject to availability and like its rates.

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    5 out of 5

    The historic center of the city is a space where all kinds of Bogota interact, social, cultural and gastronomic diversity is felt in the air.
    History in every corner.

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    5 out of 5

    Beautiful the historic center of Bogotá. It is a place full of history and unique architecture.
    Divine postcards that can be taken from this place that brings it all together.

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    4 out of 5

    You cannot come to Bogotá and leave without going to tour the La Candelaria neighborhood, now there are many museums with free admission, plus good restaurants, culture and insurance.

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