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Address: Carrera 8 No. 11-39 | Oficina: 716, Bogota 111711, Colombia
Phone Number: 2832319
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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A lively neighborhood section of the city that features small shops and...

A lively neighborhood section of the city that features small shops and ancient churches. The neighborhood includes a number of attractions including The Plaza de Bolivar, The Bogota Cathedral. The Gold Museum, The Fundacion Botero, The Religious Art Museum, The Coin House, The Library Luis Angel Arango.

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Bogota Historic Tour: La Candelaria, Monserrate and Gold Museum
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Nice area but be careful once it gets dark

Doesn't matter if it's 5 pm or 7 pm when it gets dark -- be aware. It's interesting, full of tourists, and a great vibe. But you really have to be aware once night falls. I've... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't matter if it's 5 pm or 7 pm when it gets dark -- be aware. It's interesting, full of tourists, and a great vibe. But you really have to be aware once night falls. I've personally known a few people who have been mugged at knifepoint out of nowhere. Locals have also told me not to take taxis after... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice old neighboorhood in Bogotá City Center. Plenty of museums, stores, restaurants, souvenirs. A must while in Bogotá

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Brantford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hired a driver from our hotel to take us to La Candeleria for an afternoon ... Bolivar square is a must-see for everyone, tho I had a feeling that it's not the best area for tourists to pick a hotel in. Many many old, perfectly preserved buildings, lots of colour & history. This is a must-see for a day... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The colonial houses and the character of this neighborhood is captivating. During the walking tour we saw many different aspects of the history of the place. The churches, the restaurants, the public buildings, were all very interesting.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful colonial place. Safe for tourists, because there is a lot of police. Nice old buildings, churches, good food.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely everything you imagine when you think untouched Colonial era neighborhood. Walkways paved with river stones. Amazing clay buildings, quaint restaurants, bars, centuries old churches. Just a beautiful, historic area. A must-see if you are in Bogota. All with beautiful mountain backdrops. Stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The best part of Bogota! An amazingly old suburb in the centre of the city with great old houses,museums, theatres, and a great nightlife!! So many things to see and do!! Stay at least a week!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

If you are coming to Bogota as a tourist, you will inevitably come here for the historical side of Bogota. The one comment I wanted to leave is that it felt much safer than I was led to believe by many of the comments I read during my research. There are some areas that may be uncomfortable to be walking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Be sure to carry your camera for fascinating views of this historic neighborhood. Easy to walk after Montserrat cable car. It's close by.

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County Donegal, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Nice area to wander through with museums and churches, it has a nice safe and friendly vibe to it, its worth a walk

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