4.2 miles from downtown
Keep it chic in Chicó. These tree-lined streets are home to Bogotá’s well-dressed, well-paid and well-to-do. Grab your parasol and promenade around Parque de la 93, then stock up on posh designer threads in the Zona Rosa shopping area. At night, don your best frock and cut a rug in Penthouse or Dlirio, where rumba rhythms sound till late.
Places to stay from $8 a night
Candelaria - Centro Historico
1.4 miles from downtown
Bogotá’s Old Town fizzles with charisma. Colonial-era churches and palaces are interspersed with tumbledown studios, and the streets buzz with performance. In Bolívar Square, gawp at governmental power wrought in brick. Head to vibrant Septimazo Market for a taste of Bogotá’s Bohemian street life, with buskers, artists and food aplenty.
Places to stay from $5 a night
1.6 miles from downtown
A place to nourish mind and body. Bogotano bookworms head to Virgilio Barco Library, a stunning, circular repository of hefty tomes. Casa Tomada Café fuses coffee and culture with its busy programme of poetry, film and more. Afterwards, tickle your taste buds with a freshly cooked “arepa” (flatbread sandwich) from a local street stall.
Places to stay from $4 a night
6.8 miles from downtown
History comes to life in Usaquen. This district is perfect for a Sunday stroll around its grand colonial architecture. Sit a while in Usaquen Square, where Santa Bárbara Church’s whitewashed tower peeks through eucalyptus fronds. If you’re in the market for souvenirs, mosey down to Hacienda Santa Barbara’s weekend flea market to find a bargain.
Places to stay from $7 a night
3.2 miles from downtown
Variety is the spice of life in Chapinero. Young and old, rich and poor – all walks of life can be seen in “Chapi”. Duck into Lourdes Church, then grab a pastry from San Fermín Bakery. The extra energy will help with the trek up Monserrate Hill, which has unbeatable Bogotá views. Cap it off at Theatron Nightclub, among revellers of all persuasions.
Places to stay from $4 a night
Bogotá is a stunning example of the peaceful coexistence between the opposing ideas of tradition and modernity. From historical museums and cathedrals to a lively food scene and nightlife, the capital city of Colombia celebrates both.
The cultural opulence of Bogotá is best reflected in its museums and squares. Bolívar Square – surrounded by historical structures – and Chorro de Quevedo Plaza are two important squares that host cultural events regularly. A visit to the Gold Museum, with its large collection of gold artefacts, offers insights into pre-Spanish Columbia and the ritualistic use of gold back then. Botero Museum features Fernando Botero’s best works, including a parody of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.
Bogotá is known as the powerhouse of Colombia with a multitude of clubs and pubs that light up the city streets at night. Sway to the beats of Colombian music at La Negra, a popular club, and try the alcoholic beverage of aguardiente. Armando Records is another club where the terrace plays relaxing retro music while the ground floor pulsates with electro music.
Bogotá, although not a popular gastronomic destination, offers a tray full of diverse dishes. Ajiaco is a chicken soup with potatoes and corn served with rice. Visit Misia by Leo Espinosa and take a bite of the delightful arepa, a tortilla-like dish made with wheat, butter and sugar and stuffed with meat. Later, you can wash down your heavy meal with a cup of herbal fruit tea.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||COP 10,000 = $2.39|
|Average weekend price||$7 per night|
|Average weekday price||$7 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
1.9 miles from downtown
Simon Bolivar Central Park
3.4 miles from downtown
Bogotá is a big city , there are always things to do at any...
May 16, 2023
Bogotá is a big city , there are always things to do at any time of day and night, everyone will find things that will satisfy their taste and needs Colombians in general and Bogotans are particularly are very nice
A lot of history, but a very, very large and crowded city.
April 29, 2023
A lot of history, but a very, very large and crowded city. Without preplanned tours, it is hard to see what you should see and know how to get around. Anywhere you go it takes a long time to get there because of the traffic. Cab drivers and their fares are in line and fair. A knowledge of Spanish is very helpful.
An older city in a poorer country.
April 27, 2023
An older city in a poorer country. However, it does have a vibrancy to it in many areas with generally very friendly people. As with any large cities, there are areas where tourists should avoid but as a dangerous location, it receives an unfair and inaccurate rap.
First I love the weather.
April 17, 2023
First I love the weather. (17 Celsius) I loved the city because I love art and graffiti and Bogota has a lot. Easy to take a cab and go to other places like museum or the mall. There is a lot of tourist attraction. The only thing I didn't like was that some street can be cleaner, but I didn't stop me to enjoy the city to the fullest. Great city, allot to do. Great Restaurants with a great price.
Bogota is a great city.
April 17, 2023
Bogota is a great city. I love being here. I have been three times now and normally I visit a place once and move on. This time, however, it was a little scary. It's changed a lot since I was here last. There is a lot more crime and people up to no good on the street. Seems like they are slowly losing control of it.
Having done my research about Bogota and the different...
April 14, 2023
Having done my research about Bogota and the different places near to it , made it easier to enjoy the trip. We went to Zipaquira, Monseratte, the gold museum, La Hacienda Coloma, Villa de Leyva, Pozos Azules, Raquira, La Chorrera, Laguna de Guatavita and lots of restaurants. We travelled by taxi and that worked out well especially with the traffic in Bogota, it was nice to have someone who knows the place showing us around and knowing you are safe.
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