What and where is Paloquemao?
Paloquemao is a marketplace for fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, and flowers. It spans an entire city block in Bogotá . The market opens at 3:30 AM for vendors and suppliers and at 4:30 AM for the general public. Every day thousands of restaurant owners and consumers pass through the warren of stalls and vendors.
Mercado Plaza de Paloquemao
Once we learned about the Paloquemao market, we went at our next opportunity. As soon as you step in off the street, you are greeted with an explosion of colors, smells, and sounds!
The following collection of videos were recorded in different areas of the market place. While many vendors sell some of the same things, you can also find all sorts of exotic fruits and items unique to Colombia. And the Colombians are very proud of what their country can produce. They will happily tell you all about the items they sell and the benefits they provide. You need to check it out when you are in Bogota if you want to see authentic Colombian offerings.