Introduction

Start at where Bogotá all began: in La Candelaria. Catch the Botero Museum, the churches that keep sacred beautiful colonial pieces of art, the Chorro de Quevedo, Plaza de Bolívar, the Teatro Colón and the presidential palace (“Casa de Nariño”), which make up the epicenter of the capital’s history. Hop on the funicular and climb up to Monserrate; walk towards the north on the ‘Séptima’, take-in the pre-Hispanic jewels at the Gold Museum and the second tallest building in the land: the Colpatria tower.

The National Museum, National Park and the Planetarium are also just down the same street, right by the Centro Internacional area. More towers are to be admired just beyond here, the majestic Torres del Parque, the city’s architectural coat of arms. Also head for the hills and stroll through the little Bohemia that is La Macarena with its terraces, galleries, and glorious restau- rants of all kinds.