Bogotá Off The Beaten Path

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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Bogotá

  • 1. Zipaguira

    Zipaquira is an unassuming small town about 50 kilometers north of Bogota and would most likely not be visited by anyone aside from its star attraction, a salt mine of all things. But this is no...

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  • 2. Guatavita

    The Guatavita Lake (laguna de la Guatavita) is the cradle of the Eldorado legend. It's a really nice perfectly round lake, around which you can have a nice hike. The nature is beautiful and the hike...

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  • 3. Melgar

    visit the romantic place Melgar, 2 hours drive down from Bogota, very peaceful place in a wild nature and very tropical climate to recommend: Hotel Campestre Villa Yudy, Melgar 'el sitio ideal para...

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  • 4. Middle class corner

    The city of red bricks is a fitting nick name for Bogota. An airplane flight reveals that the preferred material for apartment buildings seems to be nothing...

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  • 5. Iglesia del Carmen

    Iglesia del Carmen is a Gothic wonder easily missed if one stays strictly to the very safest parts of Bogota even though it is still very much within those...

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  • 6. day trip to Zipaquira

    Zipaquira is an easy day trip from Bogota - it is about 50 kilometres north of the city, which means rougly 50 minutes by car. Zuipaquira means the Land of the...

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  • 7. South Bogota

    Not too many tourists venture south of downtown while visiting Bogota, but I had a special reason to do so. I have a friend who has been teaching at a school in...

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  • 8. Museo de Arte Moderno

    The museum of modern art was another spur of the moment decisions for me to visit, but unlike the planitarium, it was one I didn't regret after the fact. While...

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  • 9. Torre Colpatria

    The Colpatria Tower is the most easily recognized of the skyscrapers in Bogota. It is the tallest building not only in Bogota, but in Colombia as well (though...

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  • 10. Planetario Distrital

    Ok. So the world over has got planetariums and most are much better than this one. One weekend we were bored and had seen most all the museums and everything,...

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  • 11. Museo Historico Policia

    This museum is housed in the former police headquarters, though that was shut down and it was turned into a museum in 1984. The only way to visit is through a...

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  • 12. Cerro de Guadalupe

    Everyone goes up Monserrate, but no one ever talks about Guadalupe. For the longest time (until my second last day in Bogota) I even thought it was a statue of...

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  • 13. Partial view of Bogota

    On our way to La Callera we stopped at this place to have partial panoramic view of the city. Its rahter a busy highway-route and not easy to park. Thanks to...

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  • 14. On the way from Zipaquira

    Daniel took a different route while coming back so that I could see more of the countryside. There we came across the place where we could see the hill-top...

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  • 15. Partial view of Bogota 2

    There is a cable-car sytem to have the best view of the city from a nearby mountain. But since I already had that kinda experience in Caracas, Venezuela I...

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  • 16. Maloka

    In Bogota everytime i would pass Salitre. I would see the Salitre Plaza building connected by bridges with a weird egyptian looking building.I went inside and...

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  • 17. Shopping in Bogota may be...

    Shopping in Bogota may be interesting if you merge in Chapinero, the middle-class barrio between Central Bogota and the Northern, richer barrios. A lot of...

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  • 18. Shopping in Bogota? Believe...

    Shopping in Bogota? Believe me, it's one of the best in South America (and cheaper for all standards). I recommend the following malls: Unicentro, Andino,...

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  • 19. Town of Raquira. Is small town...

    Town of Raquira. Is small town located deep into the Eastern mountain range of Colombia and just about 3 hours drive from Bogota. The main economical activity...

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  • 20. I must insist, you should see...

    I must insist, you should see a soccer game at sunday or wednesday.Frequently, most of tourists don't know the environs of Bogotá, there you can eat meat,...

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  • 21. Town of Villa de Leiva. A...

    Town of Villa de Leiva. A beautiful town inspired by the Great Colonial times of the new Republic of Colombia. Located about 3 hours from Bogota. Its a...

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  • 22. Town of Cucunuba. If you just...

    Town of Cucunuba. If you just want to relax for a weekend or have a romantic and quite time, you must come to CUCUNUBA. Its a town just outside of Bogota (2 1/2...

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  • 23. Town of Guasca. Another...

    Town of Guasca. Another beautifull town just an hour drive from Bogota. Its a gateaway for one day. Enjoy walking in the narrow streets, go and see the native...

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  • 24. Andes Mountains

    The mountain ridge runs along the eastern side of Bogota. If you venture here, you can see some really beautiful scenery. This photo was taken next to the...

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  • 25. On the way to Zipaquira

    Perhaps it was an opportuniy to see the Colombian countryside while going to Zipaquira salt mine. Unspoitl mountain and forest on the both side of the highway.

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