Colombia Shopping

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Colombia Shopping

  • Typical colombian stuff & souvenirs

    Bogotá Shopping

    I accidently came across Herencias on my last day when looking for the shop to buy Colombian chocolate. It is a very nice shop offering a great selection of beautiful pieces of arts and crafts. First thing that drew my attention were colourful chinchorros in the shop window. Although I did not intend to buy anything I went inside to have a look. It...

  • Food Items

    Cartagena Shopping

    If your on a tight budget shop at Exito, which is the main supermarket. They usually have sales on special items, two for the price of one. The security guards will stop you on arrival and your exit to check your bags, in some shops you have to leave your bag in a locker of which you get the key. Normally in supermarkets they check your receipt on...

  • Malls

    Bogotá Shopping

    This mall looks glamorous from the outside and sports a McDonalds at the entrance. It has chic designer stores and a pretty good size food court on the top level. There were divergent food offerings including a few american chains (KFC, McDonalds, subway, etc). Although, it was several stories tall it was not real big. Nice place to spend a few...

  • Music

    Bogotá Shopping

    I was very happy when Donna brought me to the excellent Beatles Abbey Road music shop. It is conveniently located, just one block from the busy Carrera 7, in a small shopping centre dedicated only to music. It has a very good selection of all musical genres, from Colombian, Brazilian, Cuban and jazz to classic rock and metal. The owner Antonio is...

  • Shoes

    JackyJackelyn GuerreroShe has real leather products .Bucaramanga, Carrera 22 N° 20-62 (San Francisco) Bucaramanga is known for his shoe shops. San Francisco is the quarter of the shoe shops.

  • if I could bring back fruit....

    Many people travel to shop and honestly I am not one of them. I travel to eat, I travel to drink, I travel to hike, I travel to take photos but shopping is just not one of my activities. To tell the truth, I am not a shopper at home either. That said, there are some things you just can't get back home and I can understand the lure of bringing such...

  • shopping in Colombia...

    What is worthwhile buying in Colombia? Colombian coffee is good! The country is also known for producing textiles, baskets, hammocks, pottery and ceramics. And it is also famous for leather articles, art, antiques, gold and semiprecious stones and of course emeralds, a very important business in Colombia. It's better not to buy anything valuable...


    The ’stone’ in question here is, of course, the emerald, which Cartagena is famous for. 98 percent of the world's emeralds are mined in Colombia. There were many jewellery stores around the centre that sold emeralds. There was even one store called ‘Romance In The Stone’. A pun to the fun and funny treasure-hunting movie starring Michael Douglas...

  • Buy glasses

    This area has literally dozens of "opticas"They all offer free prescriptions if you are buying glasses. I bought 3 pairs paying between $28 - $39 a pair. Glasses are made in under an hour. In the US, doing something like that costs about 10x more.

  • Buying Emeralds

    I?ve read some postings here that seem to recommend buying emeralds in downtown Bogota on the street.First of all, for security reasons you shouldn?t negotiate or buy emeralds on the street, second, the people who sell emeralds on the street usually take advantage of the tourists and sell them fake emeralds, unless you?re an expert in emeralds...

  • Roses

    One of Colombias biggest exports is Flowers. The roses you bought in the States are probably from here of Equedor, and while over $1billion are exported every year there are plenty still left in Colombia. I rarely go without fresh roses in my house, bought from venders right off the street.They are fresh and if you pick some nice tight buds, will...

  • Esmareldas!

    Colombia is the worlds largest producer of Emralds and you can find some amazing stones here. Just remember that the Emrald is the most subjective of stones, even experts disagree as to their value. While you should buy only from a reputable dealer, Go to the square in the emrald district and find the many men standing around just waiting to pull...

  • Emeralds

    Colombia is famous for high quality and very, very cheap emeralds ('esmereldas'). Jewelry stores specialising in this particular gem are common.Jewelers in La Candelaria, Bogota, are probably the best (i.e. cheapest) place to buy them - there are many stores with a wide selection of merchandise.Alternatively, don't be surprised if you're...

  • Everything cheaply

    As most South-American cities, Colombian cities are also devided into the north and the south parts. The northern parts of the cities are cleaner, nicer, newer, and also more expensive. There you can find huge department stores and more modern buildings and shops. The place you should go to, if you are looking for cheap stuff (anything from clothes...

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