Monday, December 11, 2017

Tuesday Treasures

Tom the backroads traveller hosts this weekly meme. 

Bogata Columbia - November 1988

Last week I posted Cartagena Columbia, while on that trip we took an overnight tour to Bogata.

We were told this was the black market for currency exchange.




The Bolivar Square (Plaza de Bolivar) was named after Simon Bolivar who was one of South America’s greatest generals. His victories over the Spaniards won independence for Bolivia, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. He is called El Liberator (The Liberator) and the “George Washington of South America.”

To the East side of the square, you will find the Primary Cathedral of Bogotá, the seat of the Archbishop of Bogotá.




 Armed guards in front of the Presidential Palace.


Lunch - serving typical Colombian food and it is still around today.




3 comments:

  1. ...the square and the architecture are treasures, the crowded city not so much! Thanks Jackie for sharing. Are you headed to warmer climes.

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    1. I think we've done a lot of travel in 2017 so we are staying put until February which we will spend in Mexico.

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  2. A fascinating look at this Columbian city!

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