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About Bogota

Bogota is the high-altitude capital and largest city of Colombia with a population of roughly 7.4 million. Although decorated with skyscrapers, visitors will find many colonial-era landmarks and a thriving museum scene. The diverse cultures around Colombia converge here and form a melting pot of customs, cuisines, and entertainment. And the rising Andes peaks treat residents and visitors with gorgeous mountain views in all directions.

La Candelaria is the city’s historic district and transports you back in time with its colorful architecture, colonial houses and cobblestone streets. Catch a performance at the neoclassical Teatro Colón, Colombia’s national theater, or visit Museo Botero, which showcases the work of renowned Colombian artist Fernando Botero. Plaza Bolívar is the main square of the city, and this vibrant area is surrounded by historic structures, including the Cathedral, Palace of Justice, and the Capitol Building.

Zona Rosa is known for its buzzing nightlife and upscale restaurants, while La Macarena boasts a thriving arts scene and bohemian vibe. You’ll have no issue finding green spaces in Bogota, and Simón Bolívar Park is an extensive space where residents can ride paddle boats on lakes or attend concerts. For a stunning panorama of Bogota, head to the 3,152-meter Monserrate that overlooks the city and visit its church and shrine.


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