Colombia’s historic and vibrant capital is certainly a destination that will fill more than your average city break. Bogota is busy, packed with architecture, culture, and history, whilst also having that modern day city vibe that we all know and love.
Getting around the city is quite easy, but if you want to really give yourself a luxury break with a difference, why not hire a limo to take you around the major sites, or transport you to and from the airport? This will really give your South American break a tinge of glamour, whilst also providing a welcome break if you have been backpacking your way up until now.
If you have no idea of where to start when it comes to seeing the sights in Bogota, check out these ten suggestions.
The Gold Museum – This is one of the most visited attractions in the city, and somewhere you will certainly need shield your eyes from the sparkle! Home to more than 55,000 pieces of gold and artefacts, this is one of the best museums in the whole of South America.
Monserrate – This huge mountain sits in the middle of the city and looks over proceedings. The view is simply stunning, and certainly worth the climb, with a church also sited there, devoted to El Senor Caido. This is definitely one for the camera.
Bolivar Square – Sometimes you need to sit down and take in your surroundings, and this historical city square is the ideal place to do just that. Sit and watch the world go by, indulge in a little people spotting, and take in the beautiful architecture at the same time.
Colombian National Museum – Learning about the history of the country is a must do if you want to truly understand your destination. This museum in itself is an architectural marvel, but the interior is what will blow your mind, helping you learn all about the country and its eventful history.
93 Park – If you’re looking for a spot of peace and tranquillity for an hour or so, this urban park is the place to go. Handily located close to the main shopping and entertainment district, you can chill out for a little while, before heading back to the main action.
Planetarium of Bogota – This attraction boasts the largest cupola in the whole of South America, and is the ideal place to head for anyone with an interior in the night sky.
Bogota Botanical Garden – Focusing mainly on the ecosystems of the Andean and Paramo regions, you can expect plentiful flora and fauna to explore, as well as a truly peaceful and tranquil atmosphere at the same time – when visiting a fast-paced city, a little quiet is always needed!
Primatial Cathedral of Bogota – This beautiful Roman Catholic church is simply stunning to take in, with intricate architecture and decoration. Located on Bolivar Sqqare, this is also very easy to find.
Salitre Magico – Sometimes you just need to scream at the top of your lungs and let all your pent up stress out, and if that is your situation, then Salitre Magico is the place for you. Home to around 39 rides, including several rollercoasters, this is a great fun day out for all the family.
Simon Bolivar Park – Finally, we have a beautiful, natural space full of green grass and rivers, which is perfect for a leisurely walk. On top of that, there is also a sports complex here, as well as being the location of many events and concerts too.