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Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez - Other Activity Bogotá - Colombia

Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia. Although, his most famous piece of work, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is set in the author's homeland, it was born in México, where he has resided for many years. As a gift from the Aztec nation to the writer’s homeland, the Fondo Cultura Económico (a major Mexican publisher) created the Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez. Inaugurated in 2008, the design by Rogelio Salmona creates a building of intertwining circles where the spaces (the bookstore, record shop, auditorium, exhibition hall, restaurant and café) revolve around two patios. The ground level displays García Márquez’ life in large panels. Frequently the center hosts literary and other cultural events.

Calle 11 (Calle de la Enseñanza) 5-60
La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

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Price Description: Free.

Relative price: Free

Travel Skills: None

Casa de Poesía Silva; Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango; the multitudes of museums in Bogotá; attend events on Bogotá’s literary scene.

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Colombian Peso

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