Wander through La Candelaria to know the history of Bogota. Each place has a story and each story added to the origin and development of what is now the capital of Colombia. Bogota was born on August 6, 1538 when Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada established a church where Bartolome de las Casas celebrated the first mass in the city.
Although La Candelaria has been a spiritual place from the beginning, it has blossomed into a space for anyone looking for enjoyment, adventure, family travel, a romantic evening. You can explore a inspiring streets; visit museums or cultural and traditional sites; or, just eat and rest.
Vive La Candelaria!
CASA GALERIA Hotel guests can experience the real Candelaria in a guided tour, if they wish. Each visitor can choose their sights and we will arrange a tour that meets your needs. The heart of Bogota awaits you with its colorful houses and cobblestone streets – including the friendly people and quality lodging that the Hotel CASA GALERIA has to offer.
Places to visit: Monserrate / Plazoleta del Chorro de Quevedo / Casa Quinta de Bolivar / Plaza de Bolivar /
Churches: Fotos de Catedral, Camarín del Carmen, Capilla de la Candelaria.
Museums: Mueso del Oro, Museo Botero, Museo del 20 Julio, Museo Militar, Museo Iglesia Santa Clara, Museo de Arte Colonial.
Art and Culture: Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango, Centro Cultural Gilberto Alzate Avendaño.