Distrito Capital de Santafé de Bogotá Off The Beaten Path
Fruit fair in Usaquen
Fruit fair in Usaquen
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Usaquen used to be part of the suburbs of Bogota, but the city grew so muchm that now, is a neighbourhood of it. I really liked it beacuse keeps the calmness and air of a different place, and has some fairs and antiques stores around the square, that it worth visit it
Do you know what is "Maloka"?
“Maloka” is an aboriginal word of some tribes of the south of the country, that means the place where they live. It has been recently adopted as the name for a modern museum of science and technology, situated in the east central part of the city. In this place you will find a Colombia in miniature, but from a scientific eye: the different climates of the country, the habitats and animals, the flora, the aboriginal tribes, among other things. You can spend a whole afternoon there, and is probably that you will enjoy and learn very much. 5. La Candelaria: this is the most ancient part of the city. In spite of the years, the bad use of the houses and the political events, this calmed and a little cold neighborhood has conserved much of his magic. It still looks as an old town within the modern city, full of steep streets, spanish churches, big colonial houses and a lot of...
No car day
Twice a year, there is no traffic cars in Bogotá. You will only find public transport and taxis, and of course, many bycicles. It is an event created a few years ago, that has had a very good reception between the people of the city. It will give you different view of the capital.
You haven´t seen a park like this!
Simón Bolívar Park is the biggest and certainly one of the most beautiful parks of the city. This park, situated in the central part of the city, together with its surroundings, is considered the “lung” of the metropolis. And that is probably true. It was created when the papa John Paul II came for the first time to the city, in 1986. Inside it, you can find a wonderful lake, a bike and jogging route, a square for festivals, and other things. All the sundays, there are different sport activities organized by the local goverment (especially in august) and you can share an intersting day with people of all the districts of the city.
Go to the "ciclovía"
There are many bycicle routes throughout Bogotá. Most of them run along the principal streets and are available every day of the week. On holidays and sundays, some of the main avenues of the city are used also as a sport way, that is called “ciclovía”. It is a now famous activity that invites people to make some exercise, and to have a different look of the city. You can find people jogging, riding bike, or just walking.
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