The colonial neighborhood of La Candelaria – the city’s oldest area – was born in 1645, when the religious community of Candelaria settled around Bogotá’s cathedral. After they built their convent, the area burst into life, with the region’s settlers making their way here and its adjoining areas.
Delve deep into the historic heart of the city, from the Chorro de Quevedo square to the central Plaza de Bolívar; the stunning Teatro Colón and the presidential palace, Casa de Nariño. After admiring the views atop Monserrate, make your way down Avenida Jiménez to the Museo del Oro, then continue on to the imposing Colpatria tower and equally impressive Museo Nacional (a former prison). Be sure to enjoy lunch at Leo, considered Colombia’s best hotspot according to the list of Latin America’s 50 top restaurants.
Walk off your meal as you head up to the La Macarena neighborhood, before taking some time to relax by the Torres del Parque, one of the city’s iconic architectural gems.