There are several churches to visit in La Candelaria, many dating back to Spanish colonial times.
The center of Colombia’s government lies in and around Plaza de Bolívar in the historic La Candelaria area of Bogotá. This large plaza has gone through a long and often tumultuous history witnessing devastating guerrilla attacks.
The oldest part of Bogotá is located in an area called La Candelaria. It has been undergoing an extensive rebirth in recent years and is full of colorful refurbished colonial homes and buildings, several museums, and many churches, all set…
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.
There is no shortage of hotels in Bogotá. There are several upscale hotels in the northern part of the city, while hostels tend to be everywhere in La Candelaria. You can also find many boutique hotels at reasonable prices.
With a recent a culinary revolution of sorts, food in Bogotá has become a draw to the city. Lots of great gourmet restaurants opening up in the city have turned it into a foodie destination. International cuisine as well as traditional Colombian food…
Bogotá was once considered off limits because of years of violence. With both modern and historic areas to appeal to many tastes, it is slowly being reborn and is worth a couple days of exploration.