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%


    Big busy city

    Big busy cities are not really my thing. Cool place to meet people and party. Good food, but polluted by too much traffic.

    Insider Tip:Stay between the north and south for easy access into La Calenderia but still safe at night.

  • 40%


    Unexpectedly Beautiful

    Bogota was not high on our list of places to visit but once we were here we loved it! Easily a place that one could live in, great little streets and history in la candelaria, fantastic old buildings and architecture and at night the place comes alive with bars and restaurants

    Insider Tip:Bogota Beer Conpany in La Candelaria has some great artesenal beers to work though

  • 100%



    Vibrant city! I was really impresed by the amount of cultural activities available there at a very convenient price, the Botero museum (free entrance) is awesome for discovering this contemporany colombian artist. The gold museum (1 dollar entrance) is impresing for the amount of gold displayed. Food os also very cheap and interesting!!

    Insider Tip:Colombia is also known in latin América for its fashion designers, of you like shoping maybe you should go to one of the shopings, for sure you'll find a bargain.

  • 80%



    To tell you the truth I was a bit hesitant about going to Bogota, but I'm glad I went. Bogota isn't called the city of contrast for nothing.

    Insider Tip:One good way to get a feel for the city is to take a tour bus. I took the TurisBog which took me to the major points of the city. The newest/safest part of the city seems to be up North near Parque 93 and the more historical part is in La Calendaria. Personally I enjoyed staying on the North part of the city and just took an Uber South. The Juan Valdez coffee shops provide free wifi and can be used to request Uber.

  • 40%


    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

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