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

Hotel Habitel Select
Hotel Habitel Select
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado, 100-89, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is Rs3,845 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Located in Fontibon, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Gran Estacion Shopping Mall, Torre Colpatria and Plaza de Bolivar. Monserrate is 8.4 mi (13.5 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (950 reviews)
"Hotel is located no more than 5 minutes away from the airport, it offers 24 hours shuttle service to and from the airport. Highly recommended !"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Hotel Habitel Select
Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
4 out of 5
Avenida Calle 26, 96 J-90, Bogotá
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs4,331 per night from 13 Dec to 13 Dec
Located in Fontibon, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Applicant Service Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Hayuelos Shopping Center and Bogota Botanical Garden. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (967 reviews)
"The extremely helpful staff"

Reviewed on 5 Dec 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
The price is Rs4,091 per night from 26 Dec to 26 Dec
Located in Fontibon, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Zona Franca, Hayuelos Shopping Center and Bogota Botanical Garden. Maloka Science Museum and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (962 reviews)
"The hotel is very close to airport, has transportation from and to the airport. Staff very professional. I enjoyed my stay there."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Movich Buró 26
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.
Viaggio Nueve Trez Suites
Viaggio Nueve Trez Suites
3 out of 5
Carrera 18# 93A-60, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is Rs3,201 per night from 7 Dec to 7 Dec
Located in Chico, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Park 93 and Virrey Park. Hacienda Santa Barbara Mall and Bogota Botanical Garden are also within ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (93 reviews)
"It's a great place to stay. The hotel staff was kind and helpful. The hotel is in a centric place, ten minutes from walking to Zona T."

Reviewed on 14 Nov 2021

Viaggio Nueve Trez Suites
Salvio Parque 93
Salvio Parque 93
5 out of 5
Carrera 12 # 93 - 75., Bogotá
The price is Rs9,131 per night from 31 Dec to 31 Dec
Located in Chico, this luxury aparthotel is steps away from Park 93 and Embassy of Spain. Embassy of France and Andino Commercial Center are also within 1 mi ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (24 reviews)
"Great location. Modern rooms and facility. Nice breakfast. Extremely slow check-in process."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2021

Salvio Parque 93
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
4 out of 5
Carrera 13A No. 93-51, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is Rs8,316 per night from 10 Dec to 10 Dec
This family-friendly Bogotá aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Embassy of Brazil and Park 93. Embassy of Spain and Hacienda ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (138 reviews)
"Great place to stay amazing staff!"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2021

93 Luxury Suites & Residences
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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