Today, Bogota is the place to be in Colombia. Though not necessarily thought of as a popular vacation destination, Bogota has actually evolved in the past few years and recently become one of the most modern and metropolitan cities in South America. Travellers would be surprised to know how safe it is to visit Bogota today. Although it has suffered a troubled past, Bogota has recognized the importance of tourism and currently welcomes visitors from all over the world.
For those who love touring museums, explore Latin American culture, history, and art by visiting the Botero Museum and Gold Museum. If you’re a nature adventurer, check out Mount Monserrate, a towering mountain that offers exquisite views of Bogota and magnificent view of the sunset. You can’t visit Bogota and not enjoy a night in the town. Zona Rosa offers an existing nightlife scene, dancing, typical food, and entertainment.
Bogota also has a variety of botanical gardens and parks. Enjoy a stroll through Parque de Usaquen or walk the hills at Alameda de Quebrada Vieja, a beautiful nature preserve. For a taste of baroque architecture, visit the Primatial Cathedral of Bogota, a colonial cathedral that dates back to 1823.
Lastly, don’t leave Bogota without trying Ajiaco, a traditional Colombian soup made with chicken, potatoes, and corn.
Free Tours Bogota
Bogota on foot is the easiest, safest, and most entertaining way to see the city. Join a free walking tour and get a chance to see it all in a short amount of time!
Experience Bogota through the eyes of the locals. Tours are given on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 2:00 PM by residents of the area. You will be able to taste authentic Colombian cuisine and learn about local history. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes…the tour lasts about three hours!
Bogota Graffiti Tour offers a unique walking tour unlike anything you have ever seen before. Run by street artists, the tour brings you into the world of Colombian graffiti. Tours start at Parque de Los Periodistas and run at 10 AM and 2 PM each day, so try to fit this one in! It’s a true stand-out experience.
Beyond Colombia is a tour given to share the local tradition with tourists from all over the world. This tour runs daily at 10 AM and 3 PM, lasting for approximately three hours. Learn about local cuisine, visit the bustling downtown area, and get a glimpse of the most popular historical institutions in the country. In addition to the walking tour, Beyond Colombia also offers tours that centre on cuisine and nightlife.
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