Chapinero and its incredible history

 Bogotá is a city that today has been founded for 481 years, and has an exquisite history that its very neighborhoods reflect in their architecture and organization. On December 17, 1885, the traditional neighborhood of Bogotá was officially baptized as Chapinero. Currently, it is considered a locality and all that area is recognized for being an important financial and commercial center of Bogotá. For the tourist sector, there are quite a number of bars and nightclubs, as well as hotels due to its central location in the most touristic parts of Bogotá, such as the Zona Rosa and La Candelaria. It’s incredible but his name has a direct relationship with shoes.

 By way of oral tradition, in the final decades of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th century, this sector, located to the northwest of Santa Fe de Bogotá at that time, connected the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada with Usaquén. He knew it by the name of ‘El Villorio’, where you could see the houses built with the typical Bareque material (made of manure and mud) accompanied by dense vegetation.

 On the other hand, it is clear that Mr. Antón Hero Cepeda, a humble Spanish shoemaker, arrived in Colombia in the mid-eighteenth century to seek fortune and a better quality of life with his Chapines factory. The Chapines were a kind of wooden shoe with straps that were tied to the foot, used mostly by the ladies to correct their foot posture. Mr. Cepeda married the daughter of a wealthy landowner from Usaquén and upon inheriting 150 hectares located on the edge of the “El Villorio” commercial road, he installed his chapines factory.

 Bogotá is a city that today has been founded for 481 years, and has an exquisite history that its very neighborhoods reflect in their architecture and organization. On December 17, 1885, the traditional neighborhood of Bogotá was officially baptized as Chapinero. Currently, it is considered a locality and all that area is recognized for being an important financial and commercial center of Bogotá. For the tourist sector, there are quite a number of bars and nightclubs, as well as hotels due to its central location in the most touristic parts of Bogotá, such as the Zona Rosa and La Candelaria. It’s incredible but his name has a direct relationship with shoes.

 By way of oral tradition, in the final decades of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th century, this sector, located to the northwest of Santa Fe de Bogotá at that time, connected the capital of the New Kingdom of Granada with Usaquén. He knew it by the name of ‘El Villorio’, where you could see the houses built with the typical Bareque material (made of manure and mud) accompanied by dense vegetation.

 On the other hand, it is clear that Mr. Antón Hero Cepeda, a humble Spanish shoemaker, arrived in Colombia in the mid-eighteenth century to seek fortune and a better quality of life with his Chapines factory. The Chapines were a kind of wooden shoe with straps that were tied to the foot, used mostly by the ladies to correct their foot posture. Mr. Cepeda married the daughter of a wealthy rancher from Usaquén and upon inheriting 150 hectares located on the edge of the commercial road “El Villo

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