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La candelaria walking tour


La Candelaria is the colonial district of Bogota and one of the best-preserved major historical centres in Latin America. This district has attracted writers, artists and academics to fill the zone with libraries, theatres and universities. The picturesque neighbourhood enchants its visitors with its beautiful colonial houses, colourful façades, narrow streets and a vibrant atmosphere. 

The origins of La Candelaria go back to the 1530s, when Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, an Andalusian conquistador, arrived a on a high plateau populated by Muisca people. He then called his settlement the New City of Granada, which is now Bogota. The architecture of the old houses, churches and buildings in the district has Spanish Colonial, Baroque and art deco styles. 

In the La Candelaria Walking Tour we will visit the Plaza de Bolívar which is Bogota's main square and hosts the most important buildings of the national administration such as the City Hall, House of Congress, Presidential House, Prime Cathedral and the famous Palace of Justice

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