Bogotá

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Monserrate showing a house, mountains and landscape views
Bogotá is a colossal city in the sky. Its cultural and recreational activities provide diverse entertainment with an exciting South American flair.

Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, is a giant metropolis sitting atop a mountain range. At 8,612 feet (2,625 meters), it is one of South America’s highest cities. This elevated location is responsible for cool temperatures, despite proximity to the equator. Colombia is a hub of culture with many universities, libraries and classy restaurants. Modern high-rises are juxtaposed with cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish churches.

Although the last century saw high crime and drug traffic in Colombia, Bogotá’s two-decade program to become a “safe city” has yielded success. Join numerous other international visitors to appreciate the popular travel destination.

Stroll to the quiet Candelaria historic town center to the National Museum of Colombia, the largest and oldest museum in the country. Browse more than 20,000 pieces of artwork and relics from various time periods, including ancient artifacts from 10,000 B.C.

Nearby, marvel at the strange, comedic and beautiful pieces in the Botero Museum. Peruse the collection of Fernando Botero’s distorted paintings and sculptures of people, animals and other objects, all plumped to obesity. Shop for gemstones in the Emerald District, just five blocks away.

Sample aguardiente, a sugarcane drink, and Colombia’s famous coffee. Join locals and visitors cycling and jogging on over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of streets designated car-free on Sundays for Ciclovia. Learn to do a salsa dance. Spend an afternoon at the Salitre Mágico amusement park. Cross through Simon Bolívar Park to reach José Celestino Botanical Gardens, featuring plants and flowers from every altitude and region of the country. Enjoy January’s Carnaval and other exciting festivals.

Ride the aerial tram or cable car to the top of Monserrate Mountain, which looms over the center of the city. Alternatively, you can climb the hundreds of steps. Explore the church and shrine at the mountain’s peak. Take a break at a café or restaurant at 10,340 feet (3,150 meters) above sea level. and capture stunning photos of the panoramic view of Bogotá as the sun drops below the horizon.

Where to stay in Bogotá

Movich Buró 26
Movich Buró 26
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado No. 102 - 20, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, 110911
The price is £47 per night from 12 Aug to 13 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,004 reviews)
"Proximity to airport and shuttle Service were ehy we chose this hotel and we are happy we did.."

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

Movich Buró 26
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 82 No. 25G 84, Bogotá
The price is £55 per night from 9 Sep to 10 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,010 reviews)
"I did nit like that shuttle to airport service was every hour, other hotels in the area have more frequent service, also breakfast starts at 6 am, whereas thst is the time when most people have to leave for the airport"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa
Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa
4.5 out of 5
Calle 93B N° 19-44, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, 110221
The price is £58 per night from 13 Aug to 14 Aug
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Breakfast great"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2022

Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & Spa
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Apartamentos Regency La Feria
Apartamentos Regency La Feria
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 43 22-10, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, 70541
The price is £34 per night from 12 Aug to 13 Aug
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (134 reviews)
"Great customer service, overall this location in excellent!!"

Reviewed on 1 Jul 2022

Apartamentos Regency La Feria
Cassa Luxury Homes
Cassa Luxury Homes
4 out of 5
Calle 87 # 19-21, Bogotá
The price is £112 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions U.S. Embassy Bogotá and Park ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (55 reviews)
"This is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay within Bogota. The surrounding area is pristine and there is walking access to restaurants, coffee shops, and a large park. Highly recommend!"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2022

Cassa Luxury Homes
Estelar Apartamentos Bogotá - La Fontana
Estelar Apartamentos Bogotá - La Fontana
3.5 out of 5
Av. 127 # 15A - 10, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is £60 per night from 7 Sep to 8 Sep
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (399 reviews)
"Super spot. EVERYthing near. Supernice place. Clean and beautiful."

Reviewed on 4 Aug 2022

Estelar Apartamentos Bogotá - La Fontana
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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