The 5 Best Markets In Bogotá, Colombia

The 5 Best Markets In Bogotá, Colombia
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.

Usaquen Market

Mercado de las pulgas de usaquen
Mercado de las pulgas de usaquen | © Camilo Rueda López/Flickr
Usaquen market comes under the category of flea market, but as they go, this is altogether a fancy affair. Set up in the north of the city in a very picturesque and pretty barrio, stalls at this market sell arts, crafts, jewelry, and clothing. While it might be more expensive than other markets, here you’re also paying for the overall experience which makes for a great day out. Opening hours: Sundays and Holidays from 9am to 5pm
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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

Address:Plaza de Mercado de Paloquemao – Avenida 19 # 25-04 Bogotá, Colombia

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

Address:Cl. 69 #6-20, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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
By Eve Bidmead