Bogota is the capital of Colombia located in the center of country at the height of 2,600 meters above the sea level. In just few years it has clamped down on violence, clean up its act and emerged as a cool, trendy capital of Colombia. With the population of eight million people from all corners of the country, it represents a great diversity and rich cultural heritage.
Visitors on a visit encounter century’s old churches and plazas in the shadow of modern skyscrapers where visitors can spend hours in cafes, churches and its magnificent museums. The city surely rewards its intrepid travellers who hop across its archipelago of neighborhood to unearth its artistic and cultural gems.
You can always find something new over here and it always remains in the memory and heart of anyone who has the chance of visiting it. Why you are waiting? Go ahead and book business class flight and visit other major cities of country with Bogota.
Explore La Candelaria
Do visit the small colorful colonial neighborhood of cobblestone streets La Candelaria which is practically a museum in itself. To its west lies the downtown and to its east is the Andean foothills providing it a picture-perfect backdrop. It is decked with restaurants, theaters, cafes, universities and centuries old colonial and republican houses that provide it a young, artsy and charming ambience. Walk the streets, capture the photographs of amazing attractions, visit the museum or eat in a charming restaurant but don’t miss it.
Extraordinary Gold Museum
Don’t miss a visit to Gold Museum which shows an extraordinary selection of the Pre-Hispanic gold work collections. It boasts the largest collection of gold in the world. It has more than 30 thousand pieces of gold artifacts and 20 thousand pieces of ceramics, textiles from pre-Columbian cultures.
If you are in Bogota, you just can’t miss a visit to Monserrate peak. It is situated 3,190 meters above the sea level providing unbelievable views of city. There is a church with a shrine devoted to "El Senor Caido" makes it a pilgrimage as well as tourist attraction.
In addition to church, the summit also contains restaurants, cafeteria, souvenir shops and various tourist facilities as well. You can go up either by cable car, train or you can also just walk to catch the magical glimpses of city.
Amazing Catedral de Sal
Catedral de Sal is about 50 Km north of Bogota is an underground church built within the tunnels of a salt mine 200 meters underground in a Halite Mountai near the town of Zipaquira. Everything you see here is salt. If you go to this underground church you get past 14 small chapels which represent the suffering of Christ. It is a very popular tourist destination and place of pilgrimage in the country.
The cathedral is considered as one of the most notable achievements of Colombian architecture and represents their valuable culture, environment and religious values.
Beautiful Plaza de Bolivar
Plaza de Bolivar is a square located in the historic heart of Bogota. On the square stands the statue of Simon Bolivar who was South America’s greatest generals. The statue was created in 1846 by Pietro Tenerani is the first public monument of Bogota. Around the Plaza de Bolivar you will find other buildings and sites worth seeing.
Recreational 93 Park
If you really need a break from hustle and bustle of city life then turn to 93rd street Park, which is a commercial and recreational park located over the 93 Street in the north of Bogota. It is quite popular among visitors due to its shopping, night clubs and restaurant areas.
Site updated on 15. February 2020