Departamento de Cundinamarca Things to Do

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Departamento de Cundinamarca Things to Do

  • La Candelaria - Downtown

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 spots and small shops where is possible to see and buy some hand made crafts.

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  • Monserrate

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 views of much of the city from there. I enjoyed an empanada and a cup of coffee while taking it all in.

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  • Gold Museum - Museo del Oro

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 used in the pre-hisanic societes that used to live in the area which today is Colombia. The museum is divided in: The working metals descrbing the...

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  • Plaza Bolivar

    Bogotá Things to Do

    This is the heart of the historical centre. The square is huge and in its centre there is the big bronze statue of Simon Bolivar made by the italian Pietro tenerani. On the northern side of the square there is the Justice palace whose history is interesting. Infact the first building that hosted the supreme court was in another area and it had been...

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  • National Museum

    Bogotá Things to Do

    This is the museum for all Colombians, and when I went there, there were several schoolchildren enjoying the exhibits. The museum has a collection of more than 20,000 objects that are symbols of national history and heritage, from the first inhabitants to modern artists. There are 17 permanent exhibition galleries with more than 2,500 pieces...

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  • Donacion Botero Museum

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 are fat.) Several of his works draw from other artists—one painting is the Mona Lisa as a (very fat) child. Others are portraits of painters he knew....

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  • Presidential Palace

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 over-protective because the Palace is located just by the busy Plaza Bolivar (security is thus beefed up). The Casa de Nariño (Spanish for House of...

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  • Parque de los Periodistas

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 monument was constructed by the Italian architect Pietro Cantini in 1883. On Sundays and holidays there is a flee market in the park.

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  • Iglesia del Carmen

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 inaugurated recently in 1938. I have read that it resembles a wedding cake, and yes, it does. Inside, it also has amazing stained-glass windows and...

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  • Iglesia de la Candelaria

    Bogotá Things to Do

    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 certainly draw your attention if you are doing this walk in early morning light when its impressive facade is aglow. The key is to go beyond the admittedly...

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