Bogotá Things to Do

  • Cerro de Monserrate
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Most Viewed Things to Do in Bogotá

  • 1. La Candelaria - Downtown

    Downtown this is the clonial part of the city centre. Most buildings still preserve their original architecture. Going around Candelaria and its narrows street is also easy to find some pictorial...

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  • 2. Cerro de Monserrate

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I started my time in Bogota by taking the cable car ride up to Monserrate, a 3,152 meter mountain in the middle of the city. There is a church with a shrine up there and restaurants. You get amazing...

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  • 3. Gold Museum - Museo del Oro

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The gold museum in Bogota is inside the Banco de la Republica. The exhibitions were renovated in 2008 and are now in a wider area. In this museum you will discover how metals, specially gold, were...

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  • 4. Plaza Bolivar

    Plaza Bolivar is the political and historical center of Candelaria and of the whole city. It is a good place to watch people go by and observe the beautiful buildings around it. Some of the most...

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  • 5. National Museum

    The National Museum was founded on 28 July 1823. It is the oldest of the city's museums of the country and one of the oldest in America. It functioned in several periods during 123 years and then it...

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  • 6. Donacion Botero Museum

    Fernando Botero is a painter and sculptor born in Medellin in 1932. Once you’ve seen some of his work, you can spot it anywhere—His subjects look like inflated balloons! (Even the inanimate objects...

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  • 7. Presidential Palace

    I read that it might be a little tricky having pictures taken by the gate of the Presidential Palace, but I tried anyway. The guards were okay with it and just told me to do it quickly...they are...

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  • 8. Iglesia de la Candelaria

    Easily overlooked, La Iglesia de la Candelaria should not be missed. If you are staying in La Candelaria, you are likely to walk by it on your way to Plaza de Boliva. It's golden exterior will...

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  • 9. Iglesia del Carmen

    We were walking in La Candelaria, Bogota and I noticed this wonderful church and took pictures. I find out later that this is one of the younger churches of Bogota – the Iglesia del Carmen which was...

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  • 10. Parque de los Periodistas

    Parque de los Periodistas is a small park in the corner of Avenida Jiménez and Carrera 3. Standing by the park is a monument known as the Templete de Bolívar with a statue of the liberator. The...

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  • 11. Luis Angel Arango Library

    'Bibliotecha Luis Angel Arango' is a huge complex of buildings and halls housing most of the city's cultural treasures and holding concerts, temporary or...

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  • 12. San Fransisco Church

    This church was constructed between 1550 and 1567 by the Franciscans. It is the oldest church in Bogota. In the great earthquake of 1785 it was greatly damaged...

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  • 13. Plaza de Chorro de Quevedo

    Plaza de Chorro de Quevedo is on the west side of Candelaria 3 blocks from Platypus hostel and The Park of the Periodistas there is a lovely little square. The...

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  • 14. Candelaria - the gem of Bogota

    Candelaria is the gem of the city and the main attraction for tourists. Plaza Bolivar is the principal square surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings. You...

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  • 15. Zona Rosa

    Zona Rosa in Colombian cities seems to be the area where all the entertainments are concentrated such as malls, restaurants, discos, bar exc. In Bogota it's a...

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  • 16. Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

    This is about an hour on the Transmilenio bus from Bogota. It is not really a cathedral but started as a sanctuary for salt miners. It is quite an experience...

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  • 17. Torre Colpatria

    Torre Colpatria It is the tallest building in the country and the second in South America. It was constructed from 1978 until 1979, and has a total height of...

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  • 18. ALWAYS CARRY APPROPRIATE TRAVEL INSURANCE..

    COLOMBIA ..When I travelled through South America I carried the appropriate travel Insurance for my needs. When researching my travel plans I made sure that I...

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  • 19. Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira

    The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is a great day trip. The tunnels in this old salt mine have been transformed into a fascinating and beautiful experience. This...

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  • 20. World of the Fat

    The Botero museum contains one of the priceless collections managed by the Bank of the Republic. Mr. Botero is still amongst the living but for some reason has...

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  • 21. Eclisiastical niche

    The ecclesiastical niche in Bogota is significant. It has examples of early colonial architecture and its austere outlook, followed by the opulence and scale of...

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  • 22. Low Cost Way to Visit Zipaquira

    It is relatively easy to visit the Salt Cathedral by public transportation. Ask at your hotel for exact directions but in general one takes the very efficient...

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  • 23. balconies

    As with many charming colonial towns in Colombia, Bogota is no stranger to balconies. Enclosed or open, these often intricately carved of wood structures add a...

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  • 24. La Iglesia de San Francisco

    The oldest of Bogota's many churches is La Iglesia de San Francisco which took nearly 65 years to complete between 1557 and 1621. Close to the Museo del Oro it...

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  • 25. Museo de Art del Banco de la Republica

    Museo de Art del Banco de la Republica. Now, that's a mouthful and a surprising one too. Connected to the the Botero Museum by a labyrinth of courtyards, it is...

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