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Bogota’s La Candelaria Neighborhood

By Paige, Nicaragua, November 2012

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The Spanish Colonial heart of Bogota, Colombia, is La Candelaria, and unlike other historic districts you’ll find when strolling in Latin America, this vibrant, artsy neighborhood is anything but quaint. The punk-rock atmosphere, incredible collection of murals and fantastic modern art make an energetic foil to the centuries-old adobe buildings and beautiful churches you’d expect from the original Spanish settlers. There are  walking tours and bike tours of the Candelaria, so ask around.

You’ll almost certainly be spending plenty of time here, since it’s close to most of the city’s fascinating attractions. And, if you’re not willing to splash out on a business-class hotel on the posh north end of Bogota (a solid 45-minute cab ride from La Candelaria), you’ll probably be staying here as well.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Colombia Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Colombia.

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