Bogotá

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Monserrate featuring tranquil scenes, mountains 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.

Where to stay in Bogotá

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
4 out of 5
Avenida Calle 26, 96 J-90, Bogotá, 110911
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $59 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (979 reviews)
"Friendly check in, great breakfast and efficient shuttle Service"

Reviewed on May 15, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Bogota Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
3.5 out of 5
Carrera 82 No. 25G 84, Bogotá
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $61 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 4
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (950 reviews)
"friendly people"

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Bogota Airport
Movich Buró 26
Movich Buró 26
4.5 out of 5
Avenida El Dorado No. 102 - 20, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, 110911
The price is $62 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (971 reviews)
"Will stay again !"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Movich Buró 26
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.
Estelar Apartamentos Bogotá - La Fontana
Estelar Apartamentos Bogotá - La Fontana
3.5 out of 5
Av. 127 # 15A - 10, Bogotá, Distrito Capital
The price is $70 per night from Jun 9 to Jun 10
Stay at this 3.5-star spa aparthotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (396 reviews)
"This was a great place to stay! I highly recommend it."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

Estelar Apartamentos Bogotá - La Fontana
Cassa Luxury Homes
Cassa Luxury Homes
4 out of 5
Calle 87 # 19-21, Bogotá
The price is $126 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 25
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions U.S. Embassy Bogotá and 93 ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (45 reviews)
"Clean and comfy"

Reviewed on May 8, 2022

Cassa Luxury Homes
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
93 Luxury Suites & Residences
4 out of 5
Carrera 13A No. 93-51, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, 110911
The price is $108 per night from Jun 10 to Jun 11
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Bogotá. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the breakfast and the comfy beds ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (157 reviews)
"El servicio es excelente sobre todo el de Jefferson que se sale de su camino para atenderlo a uno. Muy bien la distribución de los cuartos."

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2022

93 Luxury Suites & Residences
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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