Chorro de Quevedo

Chorro de Quevedo (Quevedo's fountain) is a fountain located in the neighborhood of La Candelaria in Bogotá. It signifies the purported location were Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, a Spanish conquistador, first established the foundations of Bogotá in 1538. Also, it is considered the place where the Zipa, or chief of the Muisca tribe, would regularly survey the Bogotá savanna. In 1832, an Augustine priest named Father Quevedo purchased the site and built a fountain there. The original fountain was destroyed in 1896, due to pipe damage from from a collapsing bridge. It is located above Calle 13 and Carrera 2.

In the plaza, there is a small white chapel called the Hermitage of San Miguel del Principe that was built in 1969 on the site of the very first chapel in Bogotá. It is based on a reconstruction of a church that was once in Santander Plaza but razed because the external appearance was too plain. The church steps and the nearby arch was built by Javier Olave to recognize the local "lunatics": Bobo del Tranvía, the Conde Cuchute, the Loca Margarita.

Several films have been shot at this location, including La estrategia del caracol and Diástole y sístole. These films reflect the bohemian subculture of the area. There are narrow alleyways nearby that have artist studios and hostels. Colorful street art can be found on nearby walls. There are also local establishments nearby that serve chicha.

In the square, public storytellers can be found.

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Sarah Jutras
13 February 2017
cool outdoor hangout, storytellers gather there, if you're in the area you have to try chicha - an alcoholic drink made from fermented corn that comes in all sorts of flavors
Nathan
13 June 2018
Try the chicha and spend an afternoon just chilling with friends and a couple drinks in the square.
Angel Fav
19 October 2013
Por mucho mi lugar favorito en Bogotá, además de multicultural encuentras buen café, comida, chicha y hasta artesanías, es bueno venir el viernes y ver un show de circo o escuchar un cuento
Paola Hernández
1 September 2013
En el chorro de Quevedo y mas en el callejón del embudo; encontraran el mejor lugar para deleitar sus paladares si no q encontraran la mejor chicha y todo en la Totuma corrida cocina japonesa !!
William Havid Cortés Bonilla
Este espacio recibe a diario estudiantes, músicos y académicos, quienes acuden, tradicionalmente, a este centro histórico y típico de Bogotá para tomar un café o escuchar un cuento al aire libre
German Cantor
21 August 2016
Maravilloso lugar, muy bohemio, lleno de arte e historia. Sitio donde se fundó la ciudad de Bogotá, capital de Colombia.
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