Eight things to see and to do in Bogota

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Hello! A year ago, I had the opportunity to visit Bogota. So, I would like to share with all of you about eight essential things to do and visit in your first trip to Bogota, Colombia.

Bogotá is one of the most populated cities in Colombia. With more than 7 million inhabitants, the Colombian capital is one of the largest in South America.

1. Take a walk through La Candelaria

A historic neighborhood in Bogota, full of colonial and Republican-style buildings.  In this area of the historic center of Bogota are about 500 institutions or artistic groups, museums and research centers, as well as theaters, libraries and universities.

2. Buy a wafer with arequipe and eat it while you explore La Candelaria

When you try something super delicious for the first time and know that, when you return, you will not find anything so rare and delicious like that. In Bogota, the wafers are prepared with cheese, chocolate and Strawberry Syrup. You can make the craziest combinations.

3. Visit Plaza Bolivar

Plaza Bolívar is the main square of the city. It is located in La Candelaria and is surrounded by the main buildings of the city, including the Palace of Justice, the National Capitol, the Catedral Primada, among many others.

4. Go to the Botero Museum

In the year 2000, Fernando Botero donated an art collection of 208 pieces to Banco de la República.  The museum is located in the La Candelaria neighborhood, a historical section of Bogota, in a colonial house that until 1955 served as the office of the archbishop. The house was restored and adapted by Banco de la República to become a museum, under the guidance and curatorship of the master artist himself. As of the first of November, 2000, the collection has been available at no charge to the public every day, except on Tuesdays.

5. Visit the Cultural Center Gabriel García Márquez

It has a large art gallery for works by national and international artists.

6. Raise the Hill of Monserrate (and when you go down, to take a picture with Luka)

A great place to meditate and relax, offer you 3 options for up and down the Hill.

  • Cable car
  • Funicular
  • Pedestrian Trail

Once you’re at the top of Monserrate Hill, you’ll find a church that for years has been visited by millions of pilgrims and travellers. Excellent time to take a break and enjoy the view. To know more about how to visit the Monserrate Hill, click here.

7. Take a walk at 93rd Street Park, commonly known as Parque de la 93

It is definitely a must. Throughout the year, they organize cultural and artistic activities. Without forgetting that the park is surrounded by the best bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city.

8. Visit the Salt Park in Zipaquirá

Located at an hour of the city of Bogota, you will find the Park of Salt in Zipaquirá. Among the things to see and do in this park, I would like to highlight:

  • To visit the Cathedral of Salt and the giant cross
  • See the water mirror
  • Take the tour of the miner. 100% recommended if you would like to have a time of fun, learning and knowing more about the history.

 

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