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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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Things to do in Bogota

Colombian gold

Visit the Bogota Gold Museum

Cycling tour of Bogota

Cycling tour of Bogota


Salt mine Church

Visit a Salt Cathedral

Macaw parrot

Visit Chicaque Nature Reserve

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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.

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