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Colombia is a megadiverse country par excellence and, thanks to this, it has countless gastronomic products, such as fruits, dough, handmade sweets, among others, that you can not miss without trying. The most suitable places to know the culture of a country are the market places, since there are the most traditional, emblematic and fresh products that are consumed in a certain territory, at a modest price. Bogotá is a big city and that is why it has around 44 market places, each with a different offer and a special charm.
There are a myriad of reasons why visit Bogota’s market squares, starting with the possibility of tasting exotic fruits, typical dishes, discovering fascinating stories of those who offer their products and getting to know the culture of a town. The mixture of flavors, aromas and sounds make the experience of visiting any of the market centers something exceptional and unique, which is impossible to miss.
Currently, the market places have their own programs designed for those who visit and know us, as are the gastronomic routes. Also, you can find information about the routes in the social networks and on the website of the market places. You will be amazed to see that in these wonderful places you will not only find shelves full of top quality products, but also activities and spaces designed for all types of public and have been studied for research projects, which have had important results for growth Bogotá cultural

These are some of the most emblematic squares of the city:

LA PERSEVERANCIA

La Perseverancia Market square, Bogotá tour, Tourism

La Perseverancia Market square, Bogotá tour, Tourism

Considered as a cultural attraction because of its wide range of high quality gastronomy, the market place of La Perseverancia is, without a doubt, an ideal place to get into the customs of Bogotá. The history behind the center this market dates back to the time when the need arose to feed the workers of the first brewery in Colombia, Bavaria. This was founded in 1932, to supply the first working class neighborhood of the city.
Address: Carrera 5ª # 30-30 • Santa Fe
Hours: Monday to Saturday. 7:00 am. at 5:00 p.m., Sunday 7:00 a.m. at 3:00 p.m.

LA CONCORDIA

La Concordia Market square, Bogotá tour, Tourism.

La Concordia Market square, Bogotá tour, Tourism.

This emblematic market square, located in the historic center of Bogotá, was declared a cultural heritage, due to its historical importance. Currently, inside there is a cultural show called “Theater of Dreams”, which exhibits a theatrical artistic show, related to the experiences of those who inhabit the sector. Its location is strategic, since in the historic center there is a large influx of workers, students and tourists, who can access the products offered in La Concordia, recognized for its specialty in desserts.
Address: Calle 12C # 1 – 40
Hours: Monday to Saturday: 7:00 a.m. at 5.30 p.m., Sunday and Holiday: 7:00 a.m. at 3:00 p.m.

PALOQUEMAO

Paloquemao Market square. Bogotá tour, Tourism.

Paloquemao Market square. Bogotá tour, Tourism.

All Colombia in one place”This is the slogan that the merchants have assigned to the market square of Paloquemao. This market center stands out not only for its gastronomic content, but also for its diverse offer of flowers and crafts. According to those who know history, it is given the name of Paloquemao, because there was a dry tree on Av. 19 and one day it burned for reasons that are still unknown today.
Address: Av. Calle 19 # 25-04
Hours: Monday to Saturday 4:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays and holidays 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

LAS CRUCES

Las Cruces Market square, Bogotá tour, Tourism.

Las Cruces Market square, Bogotá tour, Tourism.

Also located in the center of the city, the market square of Las Cruces was declared a historical monument of the city in 1983, due to its cultural importance and its architecture. It is the oldest square in the entire city and for this reason hosts a host of stories of Bogota families who have frequented.
Address: Calle 1AF # 4-60 • Santa Fe
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 pm.; Sundays and Holidays from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m

 

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