La Candelaria is haunted by its historical memories as it is the area where the city was originally founded. Walking along the street you will find the Carrera Septima, originally a royal street. Behind Carrera Septima is Plaza Bolívar, and on its left, Catedral Primada de Bogota. As you walk towards the hill, you will see a typical square, Plazuela de Don Rufino José Cuervo and on the next street, Iglesia de San Ignacio. Continuing down the same street, at the intersection between Calle 10 and Carrera 5, is the Teatro Colon, and to the other side is Palacio San Carlos. Two streets up is the Museo Militar (Military Museum), and the Camarín Del Carmen theatre, at the intersection between Calle 9 and Carrera 4. As you walk northwards, hills surround you on the right and you can reach Iglesia de la Candelaria and nearby is the Luis Angel Arango Library. On El Cajoncito Street there are also a lot of "chocolaterías," where you try the famous Bogotá hot chocolate. As you walk through La Candelaria you can experience the rich traditions of old Bogotá.
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