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Bogotá

Beautiful Bogota sits high in the lush green hills of Colombia. As the heart of this vibrant country, you’d expect nothing less than spectacular scenery, fascinating culture and world-class attractions. From spectacular colonial architecture to lush green horizons, fantastic museums to vibrant street art, Bogota is an explosion of colour and culture with so much to do, you’ll want to stay even longer than a short holiday! If you’re after old time charm, explore the winding cobbled streets of La Candelaria where you’ll also find some of the city’s finest art in the form of vibrant graffiti. For architecture, visit Bogota’s pretty churches or grand cathedral, or if sophisticated style is more your thing, head to Zona Rosa for chic boutiques and restaurants.

Bogota is not short on art and while you’re here you’ll definitely want to visit the world-famous Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica which houses the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero's masterpieces alongside incredible pieces from his private collection by the likes of Dali, Calder and Degas. One of the first things you’ll notice about Bogota, apart from its dazzling art and culture, is the magnificent Mount Monserrate. This incredible mountain has been a pilgrimage spot for many years and people hike up to its picturesque peak for breath-taking photo opportunities and a visit to the famous ‘El Señor Caido’ statue.

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If you’re really up for a hike, join an excursion out to Laguna de Guatavita. You’ll need to join a tour but your guide will teach you about this beautiful area and the stunning lake at its centre. Colombia is known for its gold and a trip to the Gold Museum is next on the list. Here you can see collections of ancient gold relics and learn about the history of the Spanish conquistadores. Afterwards, head to the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santodomingo for a live musical or theatre show for a taste of Latin entertainment.

If you’d rather rest and recuperate on your holiday to Bogota, settle down at the peaceful Jardin Botanico Jose Celestino Mutis where you can see many beautiful plants and trees from all over Colombia. From arid cacti to fragrant herb gardens, this tranquil place will have the whole family recharged and ready to find another exciting Colombian activity. Stunning scenery, dazzling art and culture and plenty to see and do, Bogota has really got it going on. For a holiday in Colombia that you won’t forget in a hurry, choose beautiful Bogota.

Bogotá weather

Five-day forecast

WEDNESDAY

24.07.

15°C

THURSDAY

25.07.

15°C

FRIDAY

26.07.

11°C

SATURDAY

27.07.

12°C

SUNDAY

28.07.

12°C

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Top 5 things to do in Bogotá

10 facts about Bogotá

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At 8,660ft above sea level Bogotá is the third highest major city in the world (out of cities with a population of over 3 million).

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The Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral opened in 1954 and is 246-foot long. It was rebuilt in 1991 using 250,000 less tons of salt to make it safer for the public.

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Bogotá has the longest bicycle routes in South America at over 300km. On Sundays 75 miles of roads are closed for pedestrians, cyclists and roller-bladers.

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Laguna de Guatavita was a sacred place for the ancient Muisca people who lived in Bogotá. They would offer the lake gold by rowing it out to the centre.

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Bogotá is known for its world-class cuisine, with the best restaurants found in the G Zone, T Zone and La Macarena districts.

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Bogotá’ main exports are coffee, cacao, tobacco and fresh flowers. Find some at Usaquen, a colonial landmark which hosts a market on Sundays.

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The city is known for its beautiful colonial architecture, of which the ornate cathedral and pretty churches of San Francisco and San Ignacio are the finest.

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The pre-Hispanic people of Bogotá have been proven to live here for over 12,000 years. The earliest artefacts were found at El Abra, north of Zipaquirá.

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As the capital of Colombia, Bogotá is the largest city in the entire country with a population of over 5 million.

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With a subtropical highland climate, Bogotá’s average temperature is a manageable 14.5 °C as the breezy heights balance out the humidity.

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