Bogota – Colombia’s capital city – sits over 2,500 metres above sea level on a plateau high up in the Andes. It’s a thriving, modern city split into diverse, colourful districts that have so much to offer the willing traveller.
Enjoy a stroll around the cobbled streets of La Candelaria – Bogota’s most historic neighbourhood – and you’ll discover beautiful colonial architecture, quaint cafes, centuries-old churches and grand Spanish mansions fitted with typical ornate ironwork. At the heart of the district is the Plaza de Bolivar, home to stately buildings like the Capitolio Nacional and a statue of Simon Bolivar himself.
Visit the Museo Botero to admire paintings by Picasso, Dali, Monet and Matisse, before making your way to the world-renowned Museo de Oro (Gold Museum) where you’ll find thousands of gold, stone and ceramic artefacts. The beautiful artistry on display here makes the museum one of Bogota’s top attractions and a must on your tour of the city.
If you have a taste for fine dining and shopping, the Parque 93, Usaken and Zona Rosa districts are packed with stylish boutiques, classy restaurants and trendy bars. We also recommend riding the funicular railway up to the 3,000-metre summit of Monserrate to access sweeping views over the city.
If you’ve been inspired, contact any of our Colombia specialists to start planning your luxury, tailor-made trip.