Information for Travelers
Bogota is Colombia's sprawling high-altitude capital.
Don't be intimidated by the bustling and sprawling city of Bogota.
The city is truly historic and full of touristy things to do, but it also has a cool, modern and even chic side.
From its weekly cycle path through the streets to its upscale neighborhoods full of great restaurants, parks and excellent nightlife, Bogota is a true cosmopolitan city.
At the same time, though, you'll love all the authentic culture, markets, and street art that you're surrounded by on a daily basis.
And after exploring La Candelaria to Zona Rosa, you can head out of town for some day trips to colonial villages, beautiful lakes, and dramatic waterfalls.
In Candelaria, the city's cobblestone center, there are colonial buildings such as the neoclassical Teatro Colón (Colon Theater) and the 17th-century Church of San Francisco.
Bogota also has popular museums such as the Museo Botero, with works of art by the painter Fernando Botero, and the Museo del Oro, with collections of pre-Columbian gold objects.
The Museo del Oro de Bogota is the most popular museum in the city and houses over 30,000 gold pieces.
There are three floors filled with artifacts collected from Colombia's pre-Hispanic cultures, each focusing on a different theme.
Read about Bogota in Wikipedia