Bogota - a blend of many cultures

Bogota - a Latin American capital

If you are heading to Colombia and in particular its capital city, Bogota, you will discover a unique world of culture and history. Colombia is a major country in South America that is known for its excellent coffee beans. Bogota lies in the centre of Colombia at over 2600m altitude with coastlines on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Whether you are planning on staying in the capital or venturing into the Colombian Amazon, you can discover the fauna and flora, play golf, enjoy the beaches, and spend an enriching visit with a vast choice of tourist attractions and activities.

Bogota - cultural blend in a world class city

Colourful, festive and ancient, traditional handcrafts are still part of modern Colombians' culture. Indigenous Indian, European and African cultures blend and contrast and make for friendly people and a great history to explore. Through excursions to archaeological parks in the Andes, you can discover the heritage of ancient peoples of the land to the present day. Bogota is a modern capital and world class city with no less than 8 million inhabitants.
Main attractions in Bogota:

  • The Gold Museum - view thousands of pieces of gold, crafted during Colombia's pre-colonial history.
  • Museo Botero - museum of Colombia's renowned artist, Fernando Botero, art lovers will also appreciate pieces by Miro, Pissarro and Renoir…
  • Museum of Modern Art of Bogota - discover the artists of Latin America, from the early 20th century to the present day.
  • Plaza de Bolivar - Bogota's own "Trafalgar Square" with its flocks of pigeons and impressive statue of Simon Bolivar, a great leader during the 19th century struggle for independence.
  • Iglesia de San Ignacio - a magnificently ornate church dating back to the 17th century.
  • Cerro de Monserrate - take a ride on the funicular to the top of the mountain overlooking Bogota and enjoy stunning views from over 3100m altitude.

Beautiful churches built in the 17th century by the Spanish, museums displaying artefacts of an earlier age and great works of art, the Botanical Gardens or the astronomy tower, the first to be built in Latin America. The old town, La Candalria, is of historical interest, indeed, it is where you will find many of the ancient churches, Gold Museum and the Plaza de Bolivar…visitors also spend time in this quarter for its vibrant atmosphere and shops. Well worth taking time to stroll and enjoy as is the lush park of Bogota, the Parque Simon Bolivar. Join the locals and wander around the vast park, spanning 350 hectares, which also hosts the highly popular annual rock festival, Rock al Parque!
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