Chorro de Quevedo: Bogota’s Beginnings

A good place to start your exploration of La Candelaria is in a small plaza called Chorro de Quevedo. Many people claim Bogotá was founded in this plaza.

Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

Chorro de Quevedo

 

Ermita de San Miguel del Príncipe

A small church, Ermita de San Miguel del Príncipe, sits on the plaza. The plaza and its connecting alleys is surrounded by restaurants and bars and some decent street art. There are also many hostels and a few boutique hotels.

Ermita de San Miguel de Princípe in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

Ermita de San Miguel de Princípe

An alley off Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

An alley off Chorro de Quevedo

 

At Night

Nighttime transforms the plaza into a gathering place for young people and street artists. It has a unique and fun atmosphere that’s hard to match anywhere in Bogotá.

 

Nearby

Just north of Chorro de Quevedo is a small park with some amazing graffiti art and good views of Cerro de Monserrate and the city center.

Graffiti art near Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

Graffiti art

A plaza near Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

A plaza nearby

A street near Chorro de Quevedo in La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

A street near Chorro de Quevedo

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