Bogotá is a city that moves. It’s hard to keep up and while it was once a “no-go” zone, today its thriving centre for tourists, expats and travellers from all over the world. Now is the time to go, fly with Lufthansa and Continental from London to Bogotá for only £469 this May.
While Bogotá’s streets aren’t lined with gold, there is tons to discover. Seven million people call the Colombian capital home. What awaits? Brilliant museums, elegant churches, concerts and cultural events and a nightlife like no other. It’s the geographical, political and financial centre of the country; there’s no better place to jump off from when exploring Columbia.
You’ll likely not be wooed by this city on the first day, but don’t give up. Explore it’s smaller districts and dine with the locals in one of the many cafés. There’s more to this place than meets the eye.
What you should definitely see and do in Bogotá:
- Explore the cafés in La Candelaria’s quaint and busy streets.
- Ride the funicular to the top of Cerro de Monserrate, the view is incredible.
- Shake your bootie as you hit the clubs in Zona Rosa, there’s nothing better!
- Admire golden art at it’s best in the appropriately named Museo del Oro.
- Tour the colonial-era churches all over the city, they’re sure to impress.
While Bogotá is safe for foreigners, there are some places in Colombia that should be avoided. See 10 most dangerous places to travel for more information.
Have you been to Bogotá yet? What were your first impressions?
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