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Colombia: Bogota

Colombia’s edgy capital is a microcosm of the country’s complex society. Huge, anarchic, choked with undisciplined traffic, it also has a lovely colonial core, La Candelaria, and modern suburbs cluttered with upmarket boutiques, nightclubs, glamorous restaurants and plush apartments. Further away, the hills are pitted with the self-built, ramshackle homes built by people arriving in the city looking for work.

A centre for the intellect, Bogotá has many excellent museums, cinemas, theatres, music venues and universities, along with a vigorous café society. The urban sprawl is overshadowed by Andean peaks glowering over the city which, at 2,640m, enjoys a climate of perpetual spring.

Our holidays to Bogota

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Signature Colombia: Culture and coffee

11 days from £1825pp

Rural Colombia

Undiscovered Colombia, Providencia and Panama City

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Self-drive Colombia: Exploring the coffee region and beyond

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Weaverbird: Spirit of Colombia 2017

16 days from £2268pp

Things to do in Bogota

Colombian gold

Visit the Bogota Gold Museum

Cycling tour of Bogota

Cycling tour of Bogota

Macaw parrot

Visit Chicaque Nature Reserve

Salt mine Church

Visit a Salt Cathedral

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What our experts say

On weekends the streets in downtown La Candelaria are not as crowded, and the morning is a good time to walk around exploring the colonial area of the capital. This is where the majority of events happened during the struggle for independence and a short wander through the cobbled streets will reveal plenty of colonial architecture gems.


Lina Fuller

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