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City Guide Bogota, Colombia

Visiting Bogota

From the wealth of the colonial churches to the poverty of the shantytowns, Bogota is a city of vast contrasts.

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Bogota City Reviews

  • 40%

    Anonymous

    Bogota - another big city

    For me Bogota was just another big city, ok to spend a couple of days but nothing special. It's a good starting point for a trio around Colombia though as from here you can head up north to the Caribbean coast via Villa de Leyva and San Gil.

    Insider Tip:Visit salt cathedral in Zipaquira

  • 100%

    wiltonms

    Bogotá, the place where you exceed your expectations.

    There are pretty much everything you're looking for in Bogotá, You can chill out having a amazing view of the city on the background from Monserrate mountain, having the night of your life on "Andrés Carne de Res" restaurant or strolling around downtown with its beautiful historical buildings. The city provides activities of all tastes so you'll definitely enjoy your stay in the city.

    Insider Tip:Take a free walking tour and also enjoy the many cool street art graffitis that you can see all over the place.

  • 90%

    aluguerb

    La candelaria

    Didnt go out much of la Candelaria, its an amazing neighborhood, museums, sighseeing, bars, clubs, all you need! Weather sucks, rained everyday-

    Insider Tip:I dont know any sorry :(

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Bogota

    Cerro Monserrat is a great place to start seeing Bogota- it really shows the size of this Andean city, although it can be pretty chilly up top! Bogota has an interesting touristy centre (north of the main plaza) where there are many restaurants and cafes. La Rosa area is good at night (safe) and has many bars/ nightlife.

    Insider Tip:The Museum of Gold is worth a visit. The Emerald district is great- but only if you know your emeralds!! Read up before you go if you don't already know!)

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    Bogota, Colombia

    I went during winter and it was terribly cold. The centre is a bit of a tourist trap but Zona Rosa is quite nice. I'll go back to Colombia, but I think I'll stay in Medellin.

    Insider Tip:Go to Zona Rosa during the day.

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