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Flea Market / Usaquen-Bogota

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.

We got out of the restaurant where we had a fab lunch and here I am with my kids and two of their aunts going to the 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.

I love these colorful bags!

Continuing up the street this little house got my attention! Another of the original houses!

Peaking inside its long corridor from that beautiful blue door!

The shops full of crafts.

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!

Mid way, looking down at what we had already traveled!

A little higher up we could still  see  the church's steeple!

We were on our way to this next building...

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.

Inside,  in the middle you'll find a Spanish styled courtyard.

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!

All sort of stuff, some old some others not too old!

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!


  1. Wow, beautiful! So much to see and enjoy!

  2. thanks for taking us on the tour! I miss home so much right now! IT has been almost 3 years since our last trip!!

  3. Great pics! Really beautiful! Liz

  4. Cristina- What a wonderful, wonderful tour. I love all the old buildings and I can almost smell the scents of foods cooking and feel the hot breeze blowing through those wonderful old streets. I hope you are enjoying every moment of your vacation- xo Diana ps...I think you asked me a question about something and I can't remember what it was?

  5. Wow! This looks like an amazing day! Thanks for sharing the photos- I loved seeing them:)

  6. So fun seeing your trip! Looks like such a wonderful time. I wanted to let you know I'm linking up your spruced up chandelier to my painted chandelier post. Should be posted sometime today :)

    Have fun on your trip!

  7. Beautiful pictures--what a fun day that must have been. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  8. Thanks for sharing this wonderful tour at Potpourri Friday!

  9. I'm in love with that old steamer trunk!

    We have a street like that in Cordoba (city) with lots of antique shops and fun little stores. Every weekend they have a flea market where lots of artisans set up throughout the neighborhood, including a big empty space designed specifically for that (but it wasn't big enough so they spill down the streets like I see in your photos).

  10. What a beautiful, colorful place! I see some great finds...

  11. That's what I wanted when visiting a new place. There's so many stuff that sells.

  12. Christina, I love what you captured here with your images and descriptions. Beautiful. I too like that little airplane. So much to see there!

  13. Came over from Overflowing. Your photographic tour was spectacular! Loved all the colors especially the woven baskets! I hope you were able to find something special!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  14. Beautiful photos!! What a great adventure and so much to see!! :) Bonnie

  15. thanks for taking us along--what a fun trip!


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