Shopping in Bogota’s La Candelaria Neighborhood

Shopping in Bogotá, Colombia’s La Candelaria Neighborhood

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Handicrafts for sale near the Museo de Oro Transmilenio Station
Handicrafts for sale near the Museo de Oro Transmilenio Station

Go Flea Marketing!

A flea market in the Plaza del Periodista, a few blocks from our shop.

There’s a flea market in the Plaza del Periodista a few blocks from our shop, and a larger one on the Ciclovia, on Seventh Ave. with 26th Street (right across the street from the Torre Colpatria). That flea market has many antiques, coca leaf products, clothes and, best of all, a bicycle parking area during the Ciclovia (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Fruits and Veggies

A cycle touring family in the Mercado de Egipto, above La Candelaria

A cycle touring family in the Mercado de Egipto, above La Candelaria

Colombia has a great variety of exotic fruits and vegetables. You can find and taste some of them at el Mercado de la Concordia, up the hill between 14th and 15th Streets, more of them up, up, up the hill at El Mercado de Egipto, or Rumichaca, on the Ave. Circunvular and 6th Street (but be cautious in this area and do not venture into the Egipto or Belén neighborhoods, which are high-crime areas).

A group of cyclists in the Palo Quemao Market.

A group of cyclists in the Palo Quemao Market.

And even more in the big Mercado de Palo Quemao on 19th Street. Sunday, when campesinos (peasants) bring their production in, is the best day for all of these markets. Also on Sundays, the Palo Quemao market’s parking lot fills up with flower sellers. Very beautiful.

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<strong><strong><strong>Shopping</strong><strong> </strong></strong></strong></em></span></h1> <h2 style=”text-align: center;”><em><strong><strong><a name=”shopping”></a></strong></strong></em> <dl id=”attachment_508″ class=”wp-caption alignnone” style=”width: 221px;”> <dt class=”wp-caption-dt”><em><strong><strong><strong><strong><img class=”size-medium wp-image-508″ title=”handicrafts” src=”http://www.bogotabiketours.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/handicrafts-300×225.jpg&#8221; alt=”Handicrafts for sale near the Museo de Oro Transmilenio Station” width=”211″ height=”158″ /></strong></strong> </strong> </strong></em></dt> <dd class=”wp-caption-dd”><em><strong><strong>Handicrafts for sale near the Museo de Oro Transmilenio Station</strong></strong></em> </dd> </dl></h2> <h2 style=”text-align: left;”><em><strong><strong><strong>Go Flea Marketing!</strong></strong></strong></em></h2> <dl id=”attachment_406″ class=”wp-caption alignnone” style=”width: 197px;”> <dt class=”wp-caption-dt”><em><strong><strong><img class=”size-medium wp-image-406″ title=”Plaza Periodista Flea Market” src=”http://www.bogotabiketours.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/100_8353-300×225.jpg&#8221; alt=”A flea market in the Plaza del Periodista, a few blocks from our shop.” width=”187″ height=”140″ /> </strong> </strong></em></dt> </dl> <p style=”text-align: left;”><em><strong><strong>There’s a flea market in the Plaza del Periodista a few blocks from our shop, and a larger one on the Ciclovia, on Seventh Ave. with 26th Street (right across the street from the Torre Colpatria). That flea market has many antiques, coca leaf products, clothes and, best of all, a bicycle parking area during the Ciclovia (7 a.m. to 2 p.m.)</strong></strong></em></p> <h2 style=”text-align: center;”><em><strong><strong><strong>Fruits and Veggies</strong></strong></strong></em></h2>

<em><strong><strong><img class=”size-medium wp-image-528″ title=”Mercado Egipto Family” src=”http://www.bogotabiketours.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Mercado-Egipto-Family-300×225.jpg&#8221; alt=”A cycle touring family in the Mercado de Egipto, above La Candelaria” width=”216″ height=”162″ /></strong></strong></em>

A cycle touring family in the Mercado de Egipto, above La Candelaria

<p style=”text-align: left;”><em><strong><strong>Colombia has a great variety of exotic fruits and vegetables.  You can find and taste some of them at el Mercado de la Concordia, up the hill between 14th and 15th Streets, more of them up, up, up the hill at <strong>El Mercado de Egipto</strong>, or Rumichaca, on the Ave. Circunvular and 6th Street (but be cautious in this area and do not venture into the Egipto or Belén neighborhoods, which are high-crime areas).</strong></strong></em></p> <p style=”text-align: left;”></p>

<em><strong><strong><img class=”size-medium wp-image-527″ title=”Palo Quemao Market in Bogotá, Colombia” src=”http://www.bogotabiketours.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Palo-Quemao-300×225.jpg&#8221; alt=”A group of cyclists in the Palo Quemao Market.” width=”212″ height=”157″ /></strong></strong></em>

A group of cyclists in the Palo Quemao Market.

<em><strong><strong>And even more in the big <strong>Mercado de Palo Quemao</strong> on 19th Street. Sunday, when campesinos (peasants) bring their production in, is the best day for all of these markets. Also on Sundays, the Palo Quemao market’s parking lot fills up with flower sellers. Very beautiful.</strong></strong></em>

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