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The Top Places to Fall in Love With Colombia

Capital of Colombia

1Bogotá

1,009 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

    11,810 recommendations

  • Culture

    11,088 recommendations

  • Food

    10,323 recommendations

  • Friendly Locals

    9,066 recommendations

2Cartagena

1,152 properties in Cartagena

What Travelers Love About Cartagena

  • Old Town

    18,224 recommendations

  • History

    13,884 recommendations

  • Architecture

    13,225 recommendations

  • Food

    10,439 recommendations

3Medellín

634 properties in Medellín

What Travelers Love About Medellín

  • Friendly Locals

    9,666 recommendations

  • Food

    6,551 recommendations

  • Culture

    6,540 recommendations

  • Shopping

    5,424 recommendations

4San Andrés

551 properties in San Andrés

What Travelers Love About San Andrés

  • Beaches

    10,235 recommendations

  • Relaxation

    6,981 recommendations

  • Snorkeling

    6,793 recommendations

  • Diving

    5,913 recommendations

Best places to see in Colombia

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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Santa Clara Church
Museums
This church’s ceiling is pretty special. Its sweeping arc is studded with gilded flowers and royal-blue leaves, following the concave curvature from entrance to apse. Santa Clara is one of Bogotá’s oldest churches, but it’s now used as a gallery of religious artworks. As you go around, don’t forget to look at the exhibits – it’s all too tempting just to gaze upwards.
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Gold Museum
Museums
What is it about gold that captures the human imagination? There’s a sense of cosmic mastery, that you can cradle the glowing sun in your very hands. The Gold Museum tells the story of our gold-fixation through myriad items from Latin America’s palaces, shrines and overgrown temples. Check out ceremonial paraphernalia from funky amulets to half-human, half-beast figurines.
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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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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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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 63,663 travelers
Food
Recommended by 51,820 travelers
Scenery
Recommended by 49,542 travelers

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