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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Colombia

1Cartagena

895 properties in Cartagena

What Travelers Love About Cartagena

  • Old Town

    16,308 recommendations

  • History

    12,202 recommendations

  • Architecture

    11,685 recommendations

  • Food

    9,269 recommendations

2Medellín

525 properties in Medellín

What Travelers Love About Medellín

  • Friendly Locals

    8,612 recommendations

  • Food

    5,753 recommendations

  • Culture

    5,671 recommendations

  • Shopping

    4,738 recommendations

Capital of Colombia

3Bogotá

837 properties in Bogotá

Welcome to Bogotá

Bogotá’s back in the saddle. After years of unrest, the Colombian capital has re-emerged as an exciting hot-spot of culture, business – and fun. Soak up the artistic vibe along La Candelaria’s cobbled streets, then wiggle to rumba and salsa in Zona Rosa’s nightclubs. “Bienvenidos” (welcome)!

What Travelers Love About Bogotá

  • Museums

    10,463 recommendations

  • Culture

    9,629 recommendations

  • Food

    9,093 recommendations

  • Friendly Locals

    7,961 recommendations

4San Andrés

473 properties in San Andrés

What Travelers Love About San Andrés

  • Beaches

    8,944 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    5,943 recommendations

  • Snorkeling

    5,824 recommendations

  • Diving

    5,081 recommendations

Best places to see in Colombia

National Museum
Museums
History behind bars. This museum is set in a sturdy 19th-century prison. Today, the only inmates are the exhibits on display – three floors of Colombian miscellanea that lay bare the country’s turbulent history. Trace Colombia’s story through curiosities such as Simón Bolívar’s tattered will, golden ceremonial spoons and funky tribal crowns adorned with iridescent beetle wings.
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Parque de la 93
Parks
It can get a little hectic in the city, so this compact park provides urbanites with a welcome dose of greenery and fresh air. Lazing on sun-drenched lawns, kicking back on shaded benches – this is how Bogotá chills in 93. The streets around the park are a hot ticket for eating out – they’re packed with eateries from familiar fast food to funky foreign fare.
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Jose Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden
Attractions
Plants and peace. This quiet botanical garden’s a place to breathe deep and find inner tranquillity. It brings together thousands of plant species from all of Colombia’s diverse ecosystems, from the cloud forests of the Andes to the frosty Páramo tundra. Once you’ve strolled among the orchids and bromeliads, enjoy the fruits of nature with a refreshing glass of juice at the café.
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Botero Museum
Museums
There aren’t many artists whose work is instantly recognisable. Fernando Botero is one of them. The Colombian’s trademark bulbous figures are just so him. This museum holds an assortment of Botero’s humorous paintings and sculptures, including a rotund Mona Lisa and various oversize nudes. Aside from Botero’s handiwork, there’s a smattering of Braque, Dalí and Picasso.
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Bolivar Square
Parks
This square is prime for people-watching. Just look at the expression on legendary statesman Simón Bolívar’s statue, who has cast an eye over all and sundry from his plinth for over a century. Snap-happy tourists, stony-faced commuters, protesters, pickpockets and buskers – all members of the ever-entertaining dramatis personae of Bolívar Square. Sit back and enjoy the show.
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Church of San Francisco
Monuments
A golden oldie. This 16th-century church is Bogotá’s longest-standing house of worship. An unremarkable stone façade conceals an ornate space so full of gold leaf that it would make King Midas go weak at the knees. The colossal, gilded altarpiece stretches from floor to ceiling and contains a dream team of saintly statuettes in various holy poses. Impressive stuff.
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What travelers love about Colombia

Friendly Locals
Recommended by 51,538 travelers
Food
Recommended by 44,273 travelers
Scenery
Recommended by 38,543 travelers

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