|El Tribuno del Pueblo, a figure from Colombia's 1810 revolution.|
|Miguel Antonio Caro, man of letters and |
Colombian president in the late 1800s.
Along the way, you're introduced to figures such as El Loco de La Tranvia, a lovelorn young man with an obsession with streetcars, who had seen his love escape from him on one of them, and spent the rest of his days chasing the vehicles. Also, La Loca Margarita, a passionate supporter of the Liberal Party, who roamed the neighborhood denouncing the Conservative Party.
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|This vacant apartment complex - said to be Bogotá's oldest one - on Carrera 2 between Calles 11 and 12 is supposed to be haunted.|
|Policarpa Salvarrieta, a heroine of the revolution, is confronted by the Virrey (the Spanish king's representative), who murders her.|
|Jose Raimundo Russi in his doorway across the street from La Salle University. He was a lawyer in the mid-1800s who joined a criminal band, was arrested and executed. Supposedly, his ghost still haunts the street.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours