A visit to the capital is guaranteed to tickle all five senses, with the following nine tailor-made recommendations to help you discover the essence of Bogotá in all its glory.
JOURNEY BACK IN TIME
Learn all about the history of Colombia’s pre-Hispanic indigenous cultures with a visit to the gold museum, home to a stunning collection of 34,000 pieces of gold, ceramic sculptures, fossils, bones and mummies.
THE FLAVORS OF PALOQUEMAO
Take a stroll around the city’s most symbolic food market with the ‘Fruit Tour’ and prepare your palate for the exotic flavors of a variety of national fruits, including lulo, curuba, borojó and feijoa.
AT THE PEAK
Hop on a cable car or funicular to reach the top of Monserrate mountain, where you can visit the Santuario del Señor Caído church before taking time out to marvel at one of the most spectacular panoramic views of the capital.
GRAFFITI BIKE TOUR
Explore a different side to the city on bike with Bogotá Bike Tours and gaze upon the city’s attractions as well as the impressive symbols and messages that thousands of urban artists have sprayed on walls and murals.
BOGOTÁ ART DISTRICT
Bursting with art galleries and workshops, as well as small cafés and restaurants, the San Felipe neighborhood is the new, burgeoning hub of modern art in Bogotá. Its welcoming atmosphere makes it well worth a visit.
LET’S PLAY TEJO!
Try your hand at Colombia’s only native sport, which involves hurling a metal disk across an 18-meter lane at a clay target to explode mechas (small triangles of gunpowder), for a raucous good time.
TAKE A BREAK
It is a bogotano custom to take a mid-afternoon break for a warm drink and a bite to eat. Among the slew of places to choose from, La Puerta Falsa is probably the most classic destination for a hot chocolate with yucca bread and cheese.
Bogotá is a veritable shopping destination, with a wide and varied range of high-end international brands, small boutiques and Colombian design stores dotted around areas like the Zona Rosa, Quinta Camacho and La Macarena.
With four floors inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy (hell, earth, purgatory and heaven), as well as local delicacies and plenty of partying, it is little wonder that this is a firm favorite amongst tourists, visitors and locals.