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La Candelaria is the 17th locality of Bogot, Colombia. A historic neighborhood in the city's downtown, it is the equivalent to the Old City in other cities. The architecture of the old houses, churches and buildings has Spanish Colonial, Baroque and art deco styles. It houses several universities, libraries and museums. (Wikipedia).

Chicha is a fermented (alcoholic) or non-fermented beverage of Latin America, emerging from the Andes and Amazonia regions. In both the pre- and post-Spanish conquest periods, corn beer (chicha de jora) made from a variety of maize landraces has been the most common form of chicha.
In Bogot, the capital of present-day Colombia, the recipe is plain; cooked maize with sugar, fermented for six to eight days.

For me, La Candelaria was the most interesting part of Bogota and I chose my hostel there. It was a fantastic choice - I was close to the old square that was the origin of Bogota, there were narrow colorful streets with houses all covered with graffiti. Even late in the evening, the streets were full of life.
Chicheria is the bar where the chicha is served. But I haven't tried it.

Two more photos from this part of Bogota in the Workshops.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13725 W: 141 N: 35560] (159898)
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