Distrito Capital de Santafé de Bogotá Things to Do

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Distrito Capital de Santafé de Bogotá Things to Do

  • Museo BOTERO-Bogota

    Colleccion banco de ColombiaLocated in the colonial neighborhood "la candelaria", the museum is interesting and the building lovely.The entrance is free Monday through Friday (except Tuesdays) until 4pm

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  • Museo del Oro

    2 floors of gold, pottery, and other jewelry made by the precolumbian people in the country, often a temporary exhibition (the last time I went was dragon motifs in Chinese art, including bronze, ceramics (Ming Vases, ooo!), cloth, and wood), and the top floor that is more geared towards the archeology of the country. Ridiculously overpriced gift...

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  • Visit the main square

    Here you can see the Cathedral, and hte rest of main buildings. When I stood there it was a pacific manifestation with names of people who were kidnapped, I dont know if is permanent, but when you see that is like half of the square you can take some idea of what is the conflict about.

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  • only on a Sunday

    On Sundays and public holidays, many of the main streets in Bogota are given over to pedestrians, cyclists, joggers and roller-bladers. The 'ciclovia' is popular with residents here, and it's worth hiring a bike and getting out and about under your own steam.The 'ciclovia' is in operation from 8am to 2pm, so make sure you're back in time, or you'll...

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  • Teleferico a Monserrate

    Monserrate is a church (and look out point) on top of the mountain, next to the Candelaria neighbourhood... at 3.150 meters above sea level!!The view from up there ... is just from all Bogota. Gorgeous!!This is a must-do thing in Bogota.Going up / down costs around $6.300 each way... totally worth it!

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  • Museo Botero

    Fernando Botero is one of the most well-known artists ... his painting and sculptures have a very particular style that belongs only to him.In this museum you'll find a very wide selections of his work ... plus some of Picasso, Dali, Monet among others.The entrance is free, and it's a 'must-see' if you visit Bogota!

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  • Casa de la Moneda

    It's a very interesting museum with the first coins to be made in Colombia, lot of old artifacts ... plus some expositions of Colombian or international artists (sculpture and/or paints).One of the best things is the Casa Botero, right behind the building (see the next tip).

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  • Go Fly a Kite

    August is Kite flying season in Bogota. You will know this by the large number of streetside Kite salesmen who spring up and by the fealling that the wind is ready to snatch you away at any second. I recomend that you buy a homemade kite for under $5 and go to Parque Simon Bolivar. You will be amazed to see how many kites can fit into so little...

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  • Monserrate

    What stroke me the most is how difficult it was for me to get out the teleferico and walk all the way to the church. It seemt like an endless road. I was bended in two, putting all my energy in each step and still felt like an 80yrs old grandma'. I had already spent a good week in Bogota but for some reason, the lack of oxygen gave me a hard time...

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  • Road trip to Villa de Leyva

    Beautiful drive throught the country side to this Colonial City. Went there on ´"Battle of Boyaca" Featival. Too many people, but what a pretty place. I´m going back to get more photos when it´s raining and so crowded.

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  • City Lights are Bright

    Monsarate in the day is cool, with great views of Bogota, but at night the whole city lights up and the views are amazing. I recomend getting there at 5 or so, have an early dinner at San Isidro, and enjoy the lights on the way out.

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  • Monsaratte

    Bogota is dominated by Mountians on its eastern side, Two of these Mountians, Monsarrate and Guatalupe have become religious sights. Guadalupe is crowned by a giant Statue of the Virgin Mary with arms open, excessable only by foot. Monsarrate is home to a church and a few resturants. Monsarrate is allso accessable by foot, ro by Funicular Tranin...

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  • Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar

    Me at the entrance gardens. When I arrived it was already closed, but we gave the equivalent to US$1.00 to the guard and he opened the gate for us to take a picture!

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  • Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar

    Simón Bolívar inhabited his house for 423 days which were not consecutive but was the longest time he ever lived on the same place during his adult life. Besides this beautiful house was the last camping house from those that surrounded the colonial city of Santafe before the independence era.Unfortunately we didn't make it on time before they...

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  • Museo del Oro - Your way to El Dorado

    The Museo del Oro in SantaFé de Bogotá, Colombia, offers a splendid presentation of more than 33,000 items of gold and emeralds and other precious materials crafted in pre-Hispanic times. The Gold Museum, part of the Bank of the Republic of Colombia, preserves and protects this fabulous cultural legacy. The most important museum of its kind...

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  • The National Museum

    The National Museum is the oldest museum in Colombia, it was founded by the Colombian Republic's First Congress in 1823, and was first opened in 1824 in the botany expedition house. The museum was moved several times until 1946 when it was placed finally in its actual building; before known as "El Panóptico" or "Penitenciaría Nacional de...

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  • Bolivar´s House

    Simon Bolivar set free 5 Countries: Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. His house known as "Quinta de Bolivar" was a gift of the Goverment for his services to the country.Visiting his house you will find out how he used to live, and you will learn about all the suffering and little happiness moments of his life during his last days in...

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  • GOING SHOPING

    One of the most tipical and colonial place to do shoping is the " Centro Comerical Santa Barbara" is located at north of Bogotá. You can find all kind of stores for clothes, shoes, jewlers, music, handicrafts, sports, money exchanges, travel agents, banks. There are too many restaurants for all tastes and modern theatres. This is a very good and...

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  • El Barrio la Candelaria

    It's the oldest district of the Bogota city. You could find interesting museums and old houses which have a beatifull colonial architecture. Also you could visit "La Casa de la Moneda" who had built between 1753 - 1756 and "El chorro de Quevedo" that is the oldest church in Bogota.In "La Candelaria" lived many important people like Jose Asuncion...

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  • Plaza de Bolivar

    It's in the town of the city, seat of the most representative democrative institutions like the Capitolio Nacional seat of the goverment; also we could find the seat of the parliament; the Mayor's office and the High Court of the Justice.

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  • Plaza Bolivar

    Plaza Boliviar is the heart of Bogota, the heart of Colombia. As my general tip says, this is the place where you will find the governmental buildings of Colombia... the plaza is quite European in nature and so makes a nice setting for a lovely afternoon stroll.

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  • Museo de Oro

    One of the best museums in South America, the Museo de Oro has excellent exhibits of pre-colombian art, specially gold crafts. If you're into Archeology or into gold and jewelery then make sure you visit this place. The museum is not that big so you can easily see all of it in a few hours or an afternoon.

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