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El Pasaje Rivas: 120 Years of Colombianness!


The Pasaje Rivas, a central Bogotá market which offers the essence of Colombianness, commemorated its 120th anniversary this week. The L-shaped pasaje connects Carrera Decima to Calle 10, and is full of souvenirs, furniture, clothing and lots more. Its vendors are proud that the pasaje pioneered the retail trade in Bogotá.

 

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Walk through the pasaje and you'll be enchanted by the colors, shapes and craftsmanship, as well as the friendliness of the shopkeepers - experiences that modern malls can never match.

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Adelino Gutiérrez has sold in the Pasaje Rivas for 60 of his 80 years.

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Adelino Gutiérrez displays a guillotine used to cut panela.

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The Mercado Rivas's western entrance, on Carrera Decima.

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Audelino Gutiérrez displays ranas, traditional Colombian overcoats.

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Luz Marina has sold at her post at the market's south entrance for 17 years.

 

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