Bogotá, with its many fantastic restaurants, bars, and museums, will keep any traveler busy. We suggest you add yet another activity to your Bogotá to-do list – you’ve got to check out some of the amazing markets that the capital offers. We’ve listed five of the best.
Opening hours: Sundays and Holidays from 9am to 5pm
Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao
The Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao is Bogotá’s main food market and has a mind-boggling selection of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and much more. You’ll find the freshest produce here at bargain prices. For any foodies, this is an absolute must-visit during your time in the city, as the selection of exotic fruits and obscure cuts of meat will no doubt have you wanting to try a little bit of everything.
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 5am-4:30pm, Sat – Sun: 5am-2pm
Cafe Cultor & Impact Hub Sunday market
Get down to the special Cafe Cultor & Impact Hub Sunday market; a trendy, ‘green’ little market selling great vegan food and homemade craft. With the wonderful Cafe Cultor being a key part of the market, this is obviously a great spot to come for some quality coffee too.
Opening hours: Sunday 9am-4pm
Las Aguas flea market
Las Aguas flea market in La Candelaria is a flea market proper, held in a car park and home to around 80 stalls. Here you’ll find a whole range of things, from old furniture to CD’s and vinyls. Be ready to get your bartering hat on as this is the place to snap up some real bargains, just make sure you practice your Spanish first.
Opening hours: Sunday 10am to 3pm
Address: Carrera 3 # 17-2 Bogotá, Colombia, inside the car park
Las Puertas del Cielo
You’ll find the independent design market Las Puertas del Cielo in a park in the North of the city. The Market is a great little spot that supports artists who make either music, art or fashion. It only happens once every two months so stay posted to see when it’s next on. If you do manage to stop by, arrive hungry as there is a food court with a great selection of food and drinks.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm once every two months
Address:Hacienda San Rafael at Carrera 53 No 144-15 Bogotá, Colombia
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