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Popular things to do in Bogota

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Specialty Museum
Gold Museum (Museo del Oro)
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Monserrate
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Art Museum
Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools. The starting point of many Bogota tours is the old town, where cobbled streets lined by colonial-era buildings yield museums, bars, hotels, and restaurants. While this area retains much of its colonial look and feel, other neighborhoods show off the city's more modern side, with state of the art sporting venues, innovative business complexes, and plenty of world-class shopping. Weekend cycling tours rank among the top things to do in Bogota, providing a chance to cruise the normally congested streets and see major landmarks at your own pace. Plan the details of your Bogota holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Colombia trip planner.

Side trips from Bogota

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Church
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira Zipaquira
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Beach
Laguna de Guatavita Tierra Negra
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Duration: 4 hours
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National Park
Chingaza National Park Fomeque
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Duration: 8 hours
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Theme Park
Parque Jaime Duque Tocancipa
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Bogota

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Specialty Museum
Museo Nacional de Colombia
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Landmark
Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Coffee / Tea Tour
Coffee & Tea Tours
5.0
Duration: 8 hours

Historic Sites in Bogota

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Historic Site
Bolivar Square
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Iglesia de San Diego
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Iglesia de San Francisco
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Iglesia San Ignacio de Loyola
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Museums in Bogota

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Specialty Museum
Museo De La Universidad Del Rosario
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolivar
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Museo de la Moneda
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Shopping in Bogota

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Civic Center
Centro Internacional de Negocios y Exposiciones
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Casa Santamaria
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Duration: 2 hours
Antique Store
El Cuchitril Second Hand Shop
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
La Madriguera del Conejo Libreria
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Casa Santamaria
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Duration: 2 hours
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Cooking Class
Colombia Cooking Experience
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Walking tour
Walking tours
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Neighborhood
Barrio La Candelaria
4.2
Duration: 4 hours

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Where to stay in Bogota

Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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