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In photo: the sights and culinary delights of Bogota

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A bike is an ideal way to explore the narrow streets of Bogota’s historic La Candelaria district, where La Puerta Falsa has been serving sweets since the early 19th century.

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Sweets at Puerta Falsa, the city’s oldest café.

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Juan Sabagalo, seventh-generation proprietor of La Puerta Falsa, which opened in 1816.

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One of La Puerta Falsa’s legendary tamales.

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Colourful colonial-style buildings line the cobblestoned streets of La Candelaria.

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Checking out La Candelaria on two wheels.

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Club Colombia’s entrance in trendy Zona Rosa.

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Chicharoncitos and arepas at Club Colombia.

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Club Colombia’s sumptuous ground-floor lounge.

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Local fruits form a vibrant tableau in the stalls of La Merceria, a food and flower market.

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A stall worker at La Merceria.

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Fresh fruit cup at La Merceria.

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Shucking an ear of corn at Le Merceria.

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Calle 27B and the whitewashed, discreetly nameplated facade of Leo Cocina y Cava.

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Plaza Bolivar, one of the capital’s main gathering spots.

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