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Bogotá
Travel Guide

Monserrate featuring mountains, tranquil scenes 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.

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
4 out of 5
Avenida Calle 26, 96 J-90, Bogotá
The price is CA $64 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 16
Located in Calle 26, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Magdalena River and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from Bogota Botanical Garden. Applicant Service Center and Hayuelos ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (987 reviews)
"This was a wonderful, clean, friendly hotel to stay for the night. As a female traveling alone, I felt safe from pick up to check out. I’ll be using this hotel next time i fly into Bogotá. Thank you!"

Reviewed on Jun. 12, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Movich Buró 26
Movich Buró 26
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado No. 102 - 20, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is CA $76 per night from Jul 16 to Jul 16
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 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (835 reviews)
"Very good service"

Reviewed on Jun. 8, 2021

Movich Buró 26
Hotel Habitel Select
Hotel Habitel Select
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado, 100-89, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is CA $64 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Calle 26, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Gran Estacion Shopping Mall, Torre Colpatria, and Monserrate. Plaza de Bolivar is 8 mi (12.9 ...
4.3/5Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Best location."

Reviewed on Jun. 1, 2021

Hotel Habitel Select
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.
Apartamentos 5 Elementos
Apartamentos 5 Elementos
3.5 out of 5
40-67 Cl. 25b, Bogotá, Bogotá
The price is CA $43 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Located in Quinta Paredes, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magdalena River and Corferias. U.S. Embassy Bogotá and National University of Colombia ...
4/5Very Good! (4 reviews)
Cómodo, buen precio y excelente ubicación
"Gente muy amable, excelente lugar para quedarse, buen precio y bien ubicado"

Reviewed on Jan. 19, 2021

Apartamentos 5 Elementos
Lloyd's Apartasuites Parque 93
Lloyd's Apartasuites Parque 93
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 11 No 94-71, Chicó, Bogotá
The price is CA $63 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
Located in Chicó Norte, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Park 93 and World Trade Center. Virrey Park and Andino Commercial Center are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (135 reviews)
"I loved my stay at Lloyd's, it is wonderfully located right in the heart of one of the best areas in Bogota. The rooms have some age but very well kept. They are spacious and have everything you need for an extended stay. The best part of the hotel is the staff. They go above and beyond to make sure ..."

Reviewed on Feb. 24, 2021

Lloyd's Apartasuites Parque 93
Cora 127 Plenitud
Cora 127 Plenitud
3.5 out of 5
Calle 127 # 15 - 36, Local 4, Bogotá
The price is CA $73 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Bogotá, this aparthotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Unicentro Bogotá and within 3 mi (5 km) of Hacienda Santa Barbara Mall and Park 93. Clinica del Country ...
4.2/5Very Good! (91 reviews)
"Location Walking distance to stores and restaurants"

Reviewed on Jan. 7, 2020

Cora 127 Plenitud
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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