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La Candelaria— Bogotá

Preface

Even though La Candelaria is in Bogotá’s city centre parts of it feel like a remote Andean village. With its colonial mansions, bohemian atmosphere and plans for regeneration afoot, foreign property buyers are investing in the area and snapping up bargains.

Bogotá, Colombia, bohemian, colonial, foreign, investment, mansions

About a decade ago, a small group of well-heeled Bogotános decided they wanted to escape the bland and sterile gated communities of Bogotá’s northern suburbs. They opted for Bogotá’s oldest neighbourhood and historic quarter – La Candelaria – in the city centre.

It’s a district of steep cobbled streets lined with Spanish colonial mansions stretching towards the green forested foothills of the Andes.

Since the 16th century, La Candelaria has been a cultural hub and the birthplace of the capital’s leading universities and theatres. Spurred on by…

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