Some of Bogotá’s most important urban transformations of recent years have come about thanks to art and design, with more and more cultural hubs bringing together stores, galleries, restaurants and workshops. Every day, hundreds of locals and tourists flock to these areas, seeking out entertainment, culture, shopping and even inspiration. So delve into the city’s cultural side and be blown away by the unique charm of these four districts.
Bogotá Art District (BAD)
With San Felipe at its core, the Bogotá Art District was transformed from a residencial neighborhood into an artistic hub. Today, the area is home to galleries, as well as art foundations, workshops, restaurants, bars and cafés which have breathed new life into this traditional, residential sector.
Design and Art District (BDAD)
You’ll find this district that is dedicated to design and art in Quinta Camacho. It’s one of the city’s most attractive neighborhoods, owing to its classic architecture, culinary offerings and design, décor and fashion houses, which have filled the streets with alluring window fronts and exclusivity. Here you’ll come across luxury furniture brands like Belgravia, decorative treasures such as those in Helena Caballero, or designer clothing from Olga Piedrahita. If it’s art you’re after, head to Casa Cano, Casas Reigner and Galería Espacio Continuo.
Bronx, creative district
The area known as El Bronx is currently being transformed into one of Bogotá’s main creative centers. 32,000 m2 in the city center have been converted into an urban renovation project which is already home to events, talks, concerts, fairs and a whole host of activities related to creative and cultural industries.
Calle de los Anticuarios
Much more than just a place to stroll and admire antiques, Calle 79B between Carrera 7 and 9 is also home to a number of culinary offerings and art, design and home décor stores such as Hechizoo and its range of handicrafts. They have all banded together to create one of the city’s most intriguing mini cultural districts.