10 Things To Do In Chia, Colombia

Things to do in Chia
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Home to the Universidad de la Sabana, Chia is also known for its gastronomy and its variety of restaurants and some of the best-known restaurants are Andres Carne de Res, El Galapago and El Despacho. If you find yourself in the city and want to do more than just eat, check out this list of top things to do in Chia, so you don’t miss out!

1. Centro Comercial Fontanar

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Centro Comercial Fontanar is a huge shopping mall in Chia, and its design was carried out by the renowned North American Development and Desing Group (DDG) of Baltimore, USA. It has 193 specialty shops, 11 Cinépolis cinemas with four VIP rooms, as well as a 4DX room for families, especially those with children.

Centro Comercial Fontanar

Address: Km 2.5 Via Chia, Cajica Costado Oriental, Chia, Colombia

Website: Centro Comercial Fontanar

2. Capilla Valvanera

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When traveling to Bogota, Colombia, leave plenty of time for sightseeing - you won’t want to miss out on top attractions, like the Capilla de la Valvanera! It has great views of the city of Chia, as well the north of Bogotá. It’s a good place to relax and find tranquility and it is replete with beautiful mountains, pure air and amazing vegetation. It is also recommended for people who love to walk or cycle, so check it out!

Capilla Valvanera

Address: Vía Fonquetá, Chía, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Website: Capilla Valvanera

3. Vinos Express

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Vinos Express has a great selection of wine from Spain, Italy, France, California, Chile, Argentina and even Australia and New Zealand and they are quite affordable, so check them out! Also, Vinos Express is a very welcoming place, attended by its owner, Diego, who has a vast knowledge of the wine and is always ready to recommend a wine that best suits your taste.

Vinos Express has a Friday special, called “Friday Tapas”, where you can have a glass of red wine from the selection of the day and a plate of tapas, for a very affordable price. Come to have a nice conversation about wine, with the owner, or lounge in the comfortable atmosphere, with a good book.

Vinos Express

Address: Carrera 10 # 1-50 Chía - Local 27, Centro Comercial Asturias

Website: Vinos Express

4. Sabana Norte Centro Comercial

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Sabana Norte Shopping Center is built right at the entrance of Chía, on the main access road and it offers a unique commercial alternative to Chía and its surroundings. It is a good place to visit with friends, families, and loved ones and it has a food court, supermarket, a couple of banks and several shops with local products. The prices are very affordable and reasonable here.

Sabana Norte Centro Comercial

Address: Av, Pradilla No. 2 Este 71, Chía, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Website: Sabana Norte Centro Comercial

5. Anticuario la Mona Lisa

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At the Anticuario la Mona Lisa, you can find various kinds of art, with an excellent variety and the owners are knowledgeable and charming. This is one of those places where once you enter, it is hard to leave with empty hands since they have a little bit of everything. For lovers of religious items and compulsive buyers, I recommend a visit here, because you will be sure to find something you like and they have low and affordable prices.

Anticuario la Mona Lisa

Address: Calle 2 No.6-19 AV Variante, Chia, Colombia

6. Parque La Montana del Oso

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La Montana Del Oso is a natural park, located in Vereda Yerbabuena, in the municipality of Chía, at a height of 3,200 meters (10,498.7 feet). Their main mission focuses on eco-tourism, with an emphasis on awareness of the environment and its natural resources. Here, you can see the entrepreneurship of people who really care about the water and nature. Enjoy a guided ecological walk here, where you can learn more about the local flora and fauna and the conservation efforts of the organization.

Parque La Montana del Oso

Website: Parque La Montana del Oso

7. Cinepolis Fontanar

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Cinepolis Fontanar is a theatre complex that has also a VIP lounge, where you can watch a movie and eat a variety of dishes, so it’s perfect for people who love to catch a film, when they travel. There are a variety of restaurants here, so check them out if you are looking for something to do in the evening or need to escape some bad weather.

Cinepolis Fontanar

Address: Km 2.5 Via Chia, Cajica Costado Oriental, Chia, Colombia

Website: Cinepolis Fontanar

8. Playzone VIP

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Playzone VIP has many activities you can do here, including paintball, soccer or hosting your birthday party. Not just for kids, adults can find plenty to do here, as well and there is also food, in case you need a snack.

Playzone VIP

Address: Carrera 9 Vereda Bojaca, Vía Alterna Cajica, Chia, Colombia

Facebook: Playzone VIP

9. Garabato Libreria and Cafe

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Garabato Librería is a space for culture and reading for children, youth and adults and it opened its doors on September 23, 2015, in order to promote reading in Chia. While visiting the library, you can enjoy a good organic coffee or an exquisite tea, accompanied by biscuits, muffins or handmade alfajores. For children, there is chocolate milk and Mamba juice and they also have events for both youth and adults, such as poetry readings, book releases and exhibitions.

Garabato Libreria and Cafe

Address: Avenida Pradilla # 2 - 08 local 8, Chía, Cundinamarca

Website: Garabato Libreria and Cafe

10. Moon Boutique

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Moon Boutique sells designer handbags, jewelry and perfume and they are all very good quality. They have very low prices too, so if you want to go shopping in Chia, you shouldn’t waste an opportunity and head here.

Moon Boutique

Address: Calle 13, #11-65, 250 Chía, Cundinamarca

Facebook: Moon Boutique

Why visit Chia, Columbia?

Butler Library Columbia University
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You must visit Chia not only because it has many attractions and fun things to do but also because it is also known for its gastronomy and its variety of restaurants. There are many things that can be done while in Chia and it is not just for kids but also great fun for adults, so check it out!

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