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Bogotá

Bogotá is a colossal city in the sky. Its cultural and recreational activities provide diverse entertainment with an exciting South American flair.

Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, is a giant metropolis sitting atop a mountain range. At 8,612 feet (2,625 meters), it is one of South America’s highest cities. This elevated location is responsible for cool temperatures, despite proximity to the equator. Colombia is a hub of culture with many universities, libraries and classy restaurants. Modern high-rises are juxtaposed with cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish churches.

Although the last century saw high crime and drug traffic in Colombia, Bogotá’s two-decade program to become a “safe city” has yielded success. Join numerous other international visitors to appreciate the popular travel destination.

Stroll to the quiet Candelaria historic town center to the National Museum of Colombia, the largest and oldest museum in the country. Browse more than 20,000 pieces of artwork and relics from various time periods, including ancient artifacts from 10,000 B.C.

Nearby, marvel at the strange, comedic and beautiful pieces in the Botero Museum. Peruse the collection of Fernando Botero’s distorted paintings and sculptures of people, animals and other objects, all plumped to obesity. Shop for gemstones in the Emerald District, just five blocks away.

Sample aguardiente, a sugarcane drink, and Colombia’s famous coffee. Join locals and visitors cycling and jogging on over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of streets designated car-free on Sundays for Ciclovia. Learn to do a salsa dance. Spend an afternoon at the Salitre Mágico amusement park. Cross through Simon Bolívar Park to reach José Celestino Botanical Gardens, featuring plants and flowers from every altitude and region of the country. Enjoy January’s Carnaval and other exciting festivals.

Ride the aerial tram or cable car to the top of Monserrate Mountain, which looms over the center of the city. Alternatively, you can climb the hundreds of steps. Explore the church and shrine at the mountain’s peak. Take a break at a café or restaurant at 10,340 feet (3,150 meters) above sea level. and capture stunning photos of the panoramic view of Bogotá as the sun drops below the horizon.

Top hotels in Bogotá

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sheraton Bogota Hotel
Sheraton Bogota Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is SG$86 per night

Located in Calle 26, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Magdalena River and Salitre Plaza Shopping Mall. Bogota Botanical Garden and Simon Bolivar ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (320 reviews)

"Excellent location close to the airport. Hotel has its own taxis and buses are close by. Catering very good and rooms comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful. A credit to the Sheraton name."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020

Sheraton Bogota Hotel
GHL Hotel Capital
GHL Hotel Capital
4 out of 5
The price is SG$79 per night

Located in Calle 26, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Salitre Plaza Shopping Mall. Simon Bolivar Park and Bogota Botanical Garden ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (999 reviews)

"Traveling from Miami to Bogota we had such a great experience staying at GHL Hotel. Professionalism and costumer service were excellent. We definitely can't complain. Really recommended and we hope to be back soon. Viajamos de Miami a Bogota y tuvimos una expericnia increible surante nuetsra estadia ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar,2020

GHL Hotel Capital
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
3.5 out of 5
The price is SG$75 per night

Located in Calle 26, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and within 3 miles (5 km) of Bogota Botanical Garden and Salitre Plaza Shopping Mall. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (521 reviews)

"very very good servicer. My place to stay when visiting Bogota"…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar,2020

Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport

Popular places to visit in Bogotá

Monserrate
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Monserrate

4.5/5(10 reviews)

Ride a gondola up this mountain, or hike to the summit and marvel at the panoramic views of Bogotá’s city center and surroundings.

Gold Museum
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Gold Museum

4.5/5(15 reviews)

Discover one of the world’s most important exhibitions of pre-Hispanic gold, and learn about the indigenous societies that once inhabited Colombia.

Botero Museum
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Botero Museum

4.5/5(9 reviews)

See the work of a revered Colombian artist and admire the collection of paintings by celebrated international masters.

Top things to do in Bogotá

Bogotá City Tour
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Bogotá City Tour

SG$260
Per adult
Private Full-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva & Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
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Private Full-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva & Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira

SG$404
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Highlands Horseback Riding Spanish Local Guide
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Highlands Horseback Riding Spanish Local Guide

SG$215
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
City Tour & Monserrate
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City Tour & Monserrate

SG$184
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Bogota Grand City Tour
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Bogota Grand City Tour

SG$349
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Andres Carne de Res
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Andres Carne de Res

SG$147
Per adult

Reviews of Bogotá

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Bogota is nice, much like any other capital city. We enjoyed Medellin and cartegena much much more.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

I was there doing business so did not have any spare time at all. That being said, I can tell certain areas are really nice and feel safe (whereas others are not the same).

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

27 Jan 2020

Vibrant city

5/5 - Excellent

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25 Jan 2020

Loved the city, the creativity and food/drink options. It felt very unique and authentic. Its incredible how much music, dance and art you can find in one place. Also very cheap compared to other Colombian cities.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

7 Jan 2020

Transmilenio service is excellent.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

28 Nov 2019

Only stopped over on our way to Cartagena.

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