Guidebook for Bogotá

Benoit & Johanna
Benoit & Johanna
Miembro desde 2011
Benoit & Johanna

Guidebook for Bogotá

Arts & Culture
It is the most important museum in Colombia, it is not only dedicated to the gold but also to the variety of indigenous cultures of Colombia. You should not leave Bogotá without having visited it ! From the apartment, go down Calle 11, then take Carrera 7 to the north. It is a 15 minute walk.
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Museo del Oro
#15-88 Cra. 6
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It is the most important museum in Colombia, it is not only dedicated to the gold but also to the variety of indigenous cultures of Colombia. You should not leave Bogotá without having visited it ! From the apartment, go down Calle 11, then take Carrera 7 to the north. It is a 15 minute walk.
It is a convent that has been turned into a museum, and the inside is really beautiful.
Museo Santa Clara
9-29 Cl. 8
It is a convent that has been turned into a museum, and the inside is really beautiful.
There are three museums in the same place which is located one block down Calle 11 from the apartment. The entrance is free. There is a good collection of colonial, modern and contemporary art.
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Museo Botero
14 Calle 11 4
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There are three museums in the same place which is located one block down Calle 11 from the apartment. The entrance is free. There is a good collection of colonial, modern and contemporary art.
On the other side of Calle 11 in front of the MAMU entrance. It is a library with a museum of contemporary art inside that completes the visit of the MAMU. The museum is called Casa Republicana.
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Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango
414 Cl. 11
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On the other side of Calle 11 in front of the MAMU entrance. It is a library with a museum of contemporary art inside that completes the visit of the MAMU. The museum is called Casa Republicana.
Parks & Nature
If you stay more than two days in Bogota we recommend to go to the Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis (botanical garden). They have recreated all the ecosystems of Colombia, it is very interesting and it is a very peaceful place to visit. It is a 30 minute taxi ride from the apartment.
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Jardín Botánico de Bogotá José Celestino Mutis
6895 Cl. 63
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If you stay more than two days in Bogota we recommend to go to the Jardín Botánico José Celestino Mutis (botanical garden). They have recreated all the ecosystems of Colombia, it is very interesting and it is a very peaceful place to visit. It is a 30 minute taxi ride from the apartment.
Sightseeing
You can go to Monserrate by walking, it is a 20 minutes walk. You can take Carrera 3 towards the north, and when you reach Avenida Jimenez just follow the artificial river until you reach the entrance of Monserrate from where the cable car starts. You can walk up to the Monserrate in the morning during the weekend, it takes about 45 minutes from the entrance of Monserrate to the top. You can then go down with the cable car.
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Monserrate
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You can go to Monserrate by walking, it is a 20 minutes walk. You can take Carrera 3 towards the north, and when you reach Avenida Jimenez just follow the artificial river until you reach the entrance of Monserrate from where the cable car starts. You can walk up to the Monserrate in the morning during the weekend, it takes about 45 minutes from the entrance of Monserrate to the top. You can then go down with the cable car.
Food Scene
Excellent vegetarian restaurant a few meters from the apartment. It is closed at night and on sundays.
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Quinua Y Amaranto
2 Calle 11
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Excellent vegetarian restaurant a few meters from the apartment. It is closed at night and on sundays.
Also very close from the apartment. They serve good dishes using local products.
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Capital cocina y café - Restaurante Bogotá
299 Cl. 10
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Also very close from the apartment. They serve good dishes using local products.
Good address for the typical Colombian food, including for breakfast. We recommend you to try Tamal for breakfast and Ajiaco for lunch/dinner.
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La Puerta Falsa
6-50 Cl. 11
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Good address for the typical Colombian food, including for breakfast. We recommend you to try Tamal for breakfast and Ajiaco for lunch/dinner.
Good address for the typical Colombian food, including for breakfast. We recommend you to try Tamal for breakfast and Ajiaco for lunch/dinner.
La Puerta de la Catedral
6-26 Cl. 11
Good address for the typical Colombian food, including for breakfast. We recommend you to try Tamal for breakfast and Ajiaco for lunch/dinner.
Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
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Abasto
99 Cl. 69a
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Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
Restaurante Ocio cocina autóctona
Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
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El Ciervo y El Oso
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Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
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Mini Mal
57-52 Tv. 4 Bis
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Restaurant that uses products from all over Colombia to reinvent new dishes.
Drinks & Nightlife
A bar that is also a cultural center. They also serve food.
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A Seis Manos
860 Calle 22
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A bar that is also a cultural center. They also serve food.
Just 20 meters from the apartment down Calle 11. They also serve food.
Selina La Candelaria Bogotá
Just 20 meters from the apartment down Calle 11. They also serve food.
Essentials
Regular supermarket on Carrera 7 between Calle 11 and Calle 12, close to Plaza de Bolivar. It has an ATM on the second floor.
Éxito
1130 Carrera 7
Regular supermarket on Carrera 7 between Calle 11 and Calle 12, close to Plaza de Bolivar. It has an ATM on the second floor.
Shopping
For handicraft you can also check Pasaje Rivas which is close to Plaza de Bolivar, the entrance being on Calle 10 between Carrera 9 and Carrera 10. It is worth going there even if do not plan to buy anything.
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Pasaje Rivas
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For handicraft you can also check Pasaje Rivas which is close to Plaza de Bolivar, the entrance being on Calle 10 between Carrera 9 and Carrera 10. It is worth going there even if do not plan to buy anything.
There is a Flea Market every Sunday on Carrera 7 between Calle 24 y Calle 25.
Flea Market
There is a Flea Market every Sunday on Carrera 7 between Calle 24 y Calle 25.
For local handicraft, clothes, jewelry etc. we recommend the two galleries on Calle 16 just in front of Museo del Oro.
Galería Artesanal De Colombia
For local handicraft, clothes, jewelry etc. we recommend the two galleries on Calle 16 just in front of Museo del Oro.