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“Lots to see in the Candelaria”
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La Candelaria
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Read HERE first. We are a Tourist Company and Culture, we spread all the local offer, we designed plans to measure, we are specialized in Sustainable Tourism that benefits and includes the community, our plans can include actors, dance, artisans, local products, music etc. We also organize turs of other operators, gastronomy, transport and lodging. Trips to nearby places departing La Candelaria 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.
Toronto, Canada
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“Lots to see in the Candelaria”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Bogota is a HUGE city and you are not going to see very much of it in a short period of time unless you like to walk the crowded streets. The Candelaria is a very lively and intense part of the city with many of the most important government buildings, art galleries and museums in close proximity to a concentration of hotels, cafes, hostels, restaurants, buskers, markets, beggars, food vendors, street performers, hustlers, and, as is true in any large city, some damaged and unfortunate human curios. And lots of Police.
Advice: Don't buy emeralds on the street unless you have a penchant for green glass. Don't put the hot sauce on any street vendor empanadas unless you you want to get violently ill. Don't bet on the guinea pig races: the odds are against you. Wear a hat or get a sunburn: your choice. You will be expected to give small amounts of money to the beggars and street performers, so have a few coins on hand.

Visited January 2014
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“Loved the vividness and the atmosphere”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

Coming down from the Monserrate, right into the Candelaria, allows you to see lots of interesting and inspring views. And unlike what Bogota used to be in the past, everything seemed safe, colorful and exciting. Just pick the right streets, look around at all the colors, the people, the fruits and food for sale, and enjoy the party. It's all around you and its beautiful. Lots of universities, old buildings painted nicely, people offering their merchandise, and police officers with dogs keeping everyone safe. Most enjoyful!!

Visited January 2014
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“If you like history this is for you”
Reviewed February 20, 2014

Candelaria is clean, safe, vibrant, local, and really interesting. Its not disney world thank goodness. Lots of things to see, do , eat, explore and drink. Try the fried potatoes and fied plantains offered on the street corner. Fabulous esp. with a Club Colombia been.

Visited January 2014
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Mooresville, Indiana
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“Not so scary, use your head”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Fun to watch people here. Square gets busy and lots to see (llama riding anyone?) but use your head and don't walk around here dripping in diamonds at midnight.

Visited January 2014
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Revelstoke, Canada
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“half a day is likely enough.”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Lots of sights, but nothing outstanding. Good museums, some free. Lots of security police are around.

Visited February 2014
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