City Guide: Bogotá
Get the lowdown on Colombia's high altitude capital, with our handy Bogota city guide.
Surrounded by the high peaks of the Andes, Bogotá is a high altitude and often high octane capital, steeped in history and culture.
Surrounded by the high peaks of the Andes, Bogotá is a high altitude and often high octane capital, steeped in history and culture. The magnificent Museo del Oro, beautiful Iglesia del Carmen, burgeoning culinary and cafe scene and historic La Candelaria district provide the provide the perfect way to immerse yourself into the fabric of the city, before delving in to the city's celebrated nightlife. The star attraction here though is Cerro Monserrate and the chance to soar above the city in a cable car on the way to the summit, where a 17th century pilgrimage church and magnificent views await. Bogotá also serves as an excellent base from which to explore the nearby coffee regions and is within a short train ride of one of only two underground salt cathedrals in the world.
Explore the colonial sights and world class museums of central Bogota and survey the city from up high on Monseratte Hill.
The city of Bogotá brings together the whole country's cuisine for locals and visitors to taste and enjoy.
Sample some of Bogota's most popular dishes, sweets and beers and visit some lesser-known parts of the capital.
Venture below ground to the extraordinary Salt Cathedral in the colonial town of Zipaquirá.
Head to a picturesque coffee farm to experience first-hand the processes behind Colombia's most famous export.