Bogota is the leading destination many tourists think about when they purchase Colombia tour packages. This is because Bogota, the capital city, is one of the most beautiful, largest, and diverse cities in South America.
Without a doubt, the only risk of traveling to Bogota is wishing you would have more days. Colombia’s biggest and most dynamic city has so many places and treasures worth discovering. The following 4 are Bogota´s must see places:
This is Bogota’s colonial neighborhood and it is located right in the middle of its historic center. You can start your trip walking down Carrera Septima – or Seventh Avenue; there, you will find plenty of all sorts of stores, vendors, and artists on both sides of the street.
On this pedestrian-only road you can calmly enjoy the street performers who add up to the charm and make it one of the best Bogota´s must see places.
Additionally, you should absolutely not miss out on visiting the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. These are two of the best museums in the country and they serve as a great starting point to begin learning about Colombia and its history.
Food wise, we recommend Florida pastry shop, which is one of the city’s gastronomical symbols.
The Monserrate Hill is a city landmark and the most famous hill of the eastern Bogota Mountains. You could decide to climb up to its summit by foot if you love the outdoors. This is a hike of about 2 hours. You will be able to spot many vendors and little shops on your way up.
However, most people opt for a funicular or a cable car ride. At Monserrate ́s summit, you will find a beautiful colonial style church which lights up the city every night.
Additionally, you will find plenty of shops selling local dishes where you may enjoy a 100% Colombian hot meal. It is also the perfect spot to score some souvenirs.
The views over the city are spectacular and make you truly realize how big Bogota is. On clear and very sunny days, you might be able to spot the snowcapped tops of the Nevado de Tolima mountain range. This makes it definitely one of Bogotás must see places.
Try to avoid Sundays as it is the most crowded day.
Also known as T-zone, is not the most typical, but still one of the most popular Colombia tourist attractions, as it hosts many movie theaters, gourmet restaurants and bars. This is the place to go to experience the life of middle- and upper-class Bogotanos. It is the perfect place to go out at night and enjoy gourmet meals. You wouldn´t even think you are in Bogota, or South America, when you walk around here.
This beautiful place can be considered Bogota ́s Hyde Park. It has a huge lake, well-kept extensive green spaces where seasonal concerts are usually performed, and trails for jogging. If you want to enjoy a peaceful family day, Simon Bolivar Metropolitan Park is also an ideal place for a picnic.
We listed only 4 of Bogota´s places of interest, trying to cover history, nature, food, and culture. In reality there are many more spots that are worth the visit.
Bogota is part of almost every Colombia itinerary as most planes land and or take off from here. Let us help you get the most out of this destination.
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