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Bogotá

Travel Guide
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

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
4 out of 5
Avenida Calle 26, 96 J-90, Bogotá
The price is Rs3,200 per night from 8 Aug to 8 Aug
Located in Calle 26, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Bogota Botanical Garden. Applicant Service Center and Hayuelos ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (986 reviews)
"Everything about this hotel is great. The rooms are clean, the staff is friendly, the food is good, location is great. The only bad thing about it is that the airport shuttle does not operate before 5 AM so if you have an earlier flight you will have to pay extra for a taxi or transportation to the ..."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Movich Buró 26
Movich Buró 26
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado No. 102 - 20, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
Fully refundable
The price is Rs4,250 per night from 20 Aug to 20 Aug
Located in Calle 26, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Zona Franca, Hayuelos Shopping Center and Bogota Botanical Garden. Maloka Science Museum and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (871 reviews)
"Very good hotel"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

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 Rs4,093 per night from 13 Aug to 13 Aug
Located in Calle 26, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bogota Botanical Garden and Salitre Plaza Shopping Mall. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (695 reviews)
"It’s clean, welcoming and comforting. I would definitely return."

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
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 5 Elementos
Apartamentos 5 Elementos
3.5 out of 5
40-67 Cl. 25b, Bogotá, Bogotá
The price is Rs2,493 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
Located in Quinta Paredes, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Corferias. U.S. Embassy Bogotá and National University of Colombia ...
4.2/5Very Good! (6 reviews)
"The internet needs to be a lot faster. While the food was very good, the restaurant service is limited. Hotel should work more on telecommunication. The customer assistance provided by the reception was excellent."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

Apartamentos 5 Elementos
Salvio Parque 93
Salvio Parque 93
5 out of 5
Carrera 12 # 93 - 75., Bogotá
The price is Rs9,491 per night from 3 Aug to 3 Aug
Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Park 93 and Embassy of Spain. Embassy of France and Andino Commercial Center ...
4.4/5Excellent! (17 reviews)
"Excellent hotel! Property was very clean and upscale. Staff was absolutely fantastic and bent over backwards to help us have the best time possible. The area is also the best in Bogota in our opinion!"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

Salvio Parque 93
Cassa Luxury Homes
Cassa Luxury Homes
4 out of 5
Calle 87 # 19-21, Bogotá
The price is Rs7,293 per night from 13 Aug to 13 Aug
Located in Zona Rosa, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Clinica del Country. Andino Commercial Center and Park 93 are also within ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"it was a beautiful place the rooftop pool was so warm and incredible views and breakfast every morning was delicious and colorful"

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021

Cassa Luxury Homes
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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