This past Sunday we were invited by my husband's family to have lunch in Usaquén, a colonial town that right now is part of Bogotá, Colombia, but long time ago was a place occupied by the native Chibcha tribe, before the Spaniards conquered and funded the city of Usaquén in 1539!
Big farms were established and later on they were transformed into malls and urbanizations. Now as one more of Bogotá's neighborhoods, is one of the favorite places for the towns people to enjoy their Sundays by visiting any of the great restaurants that abound around the area, and for the Sunday flea market.
There is a mix of old and new architecturally speaking. Like in this old small house with that Spanish style roof next to the newer building!
Going up you'll find vendors all the way on each side of the street.
You have lots to see, like these handcrafted jewelery.
Peaking inside its long corridor from that beautiful blue door!
A small sample of what you can find.
I can see this little plane in my son's room!
But the market is not only for crafts! Along the way you'll find a great variety of foods!
A little higher up we could still see the church's steeple!
On its side we found these pretty potted begonias on top of each post.
An altar to the virgin...
and here we were ready to get in! It once was a nun's convent.
with those gigantic palm trees.
This time the convent rooms are not full of nuns but of many visitors looking for a great find!Like this cowhide rugs!
Right inside I cannot stop admiring all the artifacts that tell a story, like these telephones,
or these irons.
On another corner I tried to explain to my son how these typewriters worked!
If I'm not wrong, this is an old calculator.
One table full of old radios was on another corner!
I might need a big trunk like this one if I buy something from this wonderful flea market!
I really enjoyed my visit, the food, the company, and all that's so see here at Usaquén!
I hope you've enjoyed the tour, too!
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