Bogotá

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Monserrate featuring tranquil scenes, mountains and landscape views

Bogotá is a colossal city in the sky. Its cultural and recreational activities provide diverse entertainment with an exciting South American flair.

Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, is a giant metropolis sitting atop a mountain range. At 8,612 feet (2,625 meters), it is one of South America’s highest cities. This elevated location is responsible for cool temperatures, despite proximity to the equator. Colombia is a hub of culture with many universities, libraries and classy restaurants. Modern high-rises are juxtaposed with cobblestone streets and colonial Spanish churches.

Although the last century saw high crime and drug traffic in Colombia, Bogotá’s two-decade program to become a “safe city” has yielded success. Join numerous other international visitors to appreciate the popular travel destination.

Stroll to the quiet Candelaria historic town center to the National Museum of Colombia, the largest and oldest museum in the country. Browse more than 20,000 pieces of artwork and relics from various time periods, including ancient artifacts from 10,000 B.C.

Nearby, marvel at the strange, comedic and beautiful pieces in the Botero Museum. Peruse the collection of Fernando Botero’s distorted paintings and sculptures of people, animals and other objects, all plumped to obesity. Shop for gemstones in the Emerald District, just five blocks away.

Sample aguardiente, a sugarcane drink, and Colombia’s famous coffee. Join locals and visitors cycling and jogging on over 75 miles (120 kilometers) of streets designated car-free on Sundays for Ciclovia. Learn to do a salsa dance. Spend an afternoon at the Salitre Mágico amusement park. Cross through Simon Bolívar Park to reach José Celestino Botanical Gardens, featuring plants and flowers from every altitude and region of the country. Enjoy January’s Carnaval and other exciting festivals.

Ride the aerial tram or cable car to the top of Monserrate Mountain, which looms over the center of the city. Alternatively, you can climb the hundreds of steps. Explore the church and shrine at the mountain’s peak. Take a break at a café or restaurant at 10,340 feet (3,150 meters) above sea level. and capture stunning photos of the panoramic view of Bogotá as the sun drops below the horizon.

Where to stay in Bogotá

Hyatt Place Bogota/Convention Center
Hyatt Place Bogota/Convention Center
4 out of 5
AC 24 40-51, Bogotá
The price is ¥5,679 per night from Oct 18 to Oct 18
Located in Quinta Paredes, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Agora Bogotá Convention Center, Corferias, and U.S. Embassy Bogotá. National University of ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)
"Great stay. Safe area. Hot water in shower. Great breakfast. Clean modern room."

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2021

Hyatt Place Bogota/Convention Center
Movich Buró 26
Movich Buró 26
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado No. 102 - 20, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is ¥6,210 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Located in Calle 26, this luxury hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Zona Franca, Hayuelos Shopping Center, and Bogota Botanical Garden. Maloka Science Museum and ...
4.4/5Excellent! (905 reviews)
"Something that I didn’t like is that the hallways are very dark , The lights turn on by movement sensors ; when you came out of the elevator light is fine is on all the time but when you reach the hallway is completely dark kind of scary like on the terror movies."

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Movich Buró 26
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 82 No. 25G 84, Bogotá
The price is ¥5,816 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in Calle 26, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bogota Botanical Garden and Salitre Plaza Shopping Mall. Simon ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (736 reviews)
"The checking proces was vey welcoming with a tea after a long day traveling. Bad, the room was to hot, and the air conditioning of the room didn't worked property, looked like the filters were not clean and i ended with a very bad allergy during the only night that i stayed there."

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Cassa Luxury Homes
Cassa Luxury Homes
4 out of 5
Calle 87 # 19-21, Bogotá
The price is ¥12,136 per night from Oct 8 to Oct 8
Located in Zona Rosa, this aparthotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Hacienda Santa Barbara Mall. Clinica del Country and Embassy ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (18 reviews)
"Great location and great rooms"

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Cassa Luxury Homes
Salvio Parque 93
Salvio Parque 93
5 out of 5
Carrera 12 # 93 - 75., Bogotá
The price is ¥13,287 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
Situated in the entertainment district, this luxury aparthotel is steps from 93 Park and Embassy of Spain. Embassy of France and Andino Commercial Center are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (18 reviews)
"Excellent hotel! Property was very clean and upscale. Staff was absolutely fantastic and bent over backwards to help us have the best time possible. The area is also the best in Bogota in our opinion!"

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Salvio Parque 93
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
4 out of 5
Carrera 13A No. 93-51, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is ¥12,334 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
This family-friendly Bogotá aparthotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Magdalena River and 93 Park. Andino Commercial Center and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (133 reviews)
"Staff is always incredible knowledgeable and helpful. A pleasure staying there"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

93 Luxury Suites & Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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