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Health Services

Clinic Reina Sofia is one of the largest private health service networks in Colombia, constituted by hospitals, outpatient health centers, dental centers and centers specializing in ophthalmology, renal dialysis, and fertility.
Clínica Reina Sofía-AC 127 - KR 20
Clinic Reina Sofia is one of the largest private health service networks in Colombia, constituted by hospitals, outpatient health centers, dental centers and centers specializing in ophthalmology, renal dialysis, and fertility.
Medical Facility
Clinica El Bosque
Medical Facility
La Fundación Clínica Shaio es el primer centro cardiovascular creado en Colombia, inició labores el 12 de abril de 1957 y desde entonces ha marcado la historia de la cardiología en el país y en el mundo. Nuestros fundadores el Dr. Fernando Valencia Céspedes y el Dr. Alberto Vejarano Laverde iniciaron este gran sueño, gracias a una generosa donación recibida por parte de don Abood Shaio. Desde el inicio, la Clínica se convirtió en una escuela de cardiología para varios profesionales especializados en el exterior, que encontraron en esta institución un nuevo escenario para aplicar, compartir y crear conocimiento. Hechos importantes de la medicina colombiana ocurrieron por primera vez en la Shaio, por ejemplo el implante del primer marcapasos extracorpóreo, diseñado por el Dr. Jorge Reynolds. En la actualidad la fundación trabaja para estar a la vanguardia de los últimos avances en tecnología, los cuales unidos a su excelente equipo humano, le permiten brindar respuesta oportuna ante las enfermedades cardiovasculares y de alta complejidad.
Fundación Clínica Shaio-AC 116 - KR 70D
La Fundación Clínica Shaio es el primer centro cardiovascular creado en Colombia, inició labores el 12 de abril de 1957 y desde entonces ha marcado la historia de la cardiología en el país y en el mundo. Nuestros fundadores el Dr. Fernando Valencia Céspedes y el Dr. Alberto Vejarano Laverde iniciaron este gran sueño, gracias a una generosa donación recibida por parte de don Abood Shaio. Desde el inicio, la Clínica se convirtió en una escuela de cardiología para varios profesionales especializados en el exterior, que encontraron en esta institución un nuevo escenario para aplicar, compartir y crear conocimiento. Hechos importantes de la medicina colombiana ocurrieron por primera vez en la Shaio, por ejemplo el implante del primer marcapasos extracorpóreo, diseñado por el Dr. Jorge Reynolds. En la actualidad la fundación trabaja para estar a la vanguardia de los últimos avances en tecnología, los cuales unidos a su excelente equipo humano, le permiten brindar respuesta oportuna ante las enfermedades cardiovasculares y de alta complejidad.
The University Hospital of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá was founded in 1972 and opened in 1983 to provide highly complex hospital services and outpatient services. The hospital has 12 specialty areas, including two institutes focused on oncology and cardiovascular disease. The university offers 14 residency programs at the hospital. It also has a number of international alliances to meet its research-related goals in the fields of clinical medicine and public health. Faculty members conduct research throughout Colombia, in other Latin American countries and across the Caribbean.
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Fundacion Santa Fe De Bogota Hospital Universitario
12390 Carrera 7b
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The University Hospital of Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá was founded in 1972 and opened in 1983 to provide highly complex hospital services and outpatient services. The hospital has 12 specialty areas, including two institutes focused on oncology and cardiovascular disease. The university offers 14 residency programs at the hospital. It also has a number of international alliances to meet its research-related goals in the fields of clinical medicine and public health. Faculty members conduct research throughout Colombia, in other Latin American countries and across the Caribbean.
Fitness Center / GYM
Orange Theory Fitness
16-09 Cl. 116
Fitness Center / GYM
Beauty Salon / Barbershop
Norberto Peluquería
17 A-28 Calle 109
Beauty Salon / Barbershop
Hairdresser Martín Vidal Chico Navarra
Hair Salon
La Calleja Park
127-77 Carrera 20
La Calleja Park
127-29 Carrera 18b
CLÍNICAS JASBAN ODONTOLOGÍA
Bogotá has a center of excellence whose name already reveals royalty. This is Clínica Reina Sofia, which is part of the ColSanitas Group family of health facilities, a network where the medicine of the future is already practiced, with specialized high-tech services always focused on the well-being and health of the patient. Clínica Reina Sofia has grown with this philosophy since it opened in October 1992. In its more than 25 years of service and patient care, this center of excellence has continued to develop and consolidate processes in the medical, operational and administrative areas, always with the goal of offering high standards of quality and safety, seeking to meet the health needs and expectations of its customers. This multidisciplinary, personalized and comprehensive approach to care has resulted in Clínica Reina Sofía receiving excellent levels of patient satisfaction, as well as national and international recognition. Clínica Reina Sofía has 147 hospital beds, including general wards, intensive care wards and neonatal care wards. The patient never feels alone: There are 2 head nurses for every 23 patients and a nurse's aide for every 7. The center had 10,380 admissions in 2017, and performed 8,570 surgeries. That same year it attended 75,973 emergencies. Among its many strengths, Clínica Reina Sofia has a leading team in maternal fetal medicine that performs "in uterus" surgeries; highly complex procedures that include tumor removal and intrauterine transfusions in cases of anemia. For its outstanding work, the clinic was recognized as a training center in this medical field. This unit provides comprehensive care to more than 800 pregnant women per month. And specialized professionals counsel couples with inherited disorders or chronic diseases that can impact the health of the baby. The World Health Organization has also recognized Clínica Reina Sofia as a Safe Hospital. And patients support this by responding to satisfaction surveys with a score of 4.8/5. The daily work of the professionals at Clínica Reina Sofía is also reflected in their international accreditations. Since 2008, and as part of the ColSanitas group, it is a member of the International Coalition of the Women's World Summit Foundation, which highlights good patient care as a top priority. For this reason, and much more, the excellence of this health center transcends the national borders of Colombia. Therefore, every year, the professionals of Clínica Reina Sofia receive hundreds of patients who come from other countries to perform treatments or complex surgeries. And as soon as they arrive, they feel at home. The professionals of the clinic receive them at the airport, and completely coordinate everything: From the necessary migratory procedures, to the transfers, the lodging prior to the hospitalization of the patient, and of the family. And, also the follow-up, even when the patient returns to his country of origin. For the clinic staff, the mission has been fulfilled once again, when the patient is healthy and happy.
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Clínica Reina Sofia
20-78 Cl 127
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Bogotá has a center of excellence whose name already reveals royalty. This is Clínica Reina Sofia, which is part of the ColSanitas Group family of health facilities, a network where the medicine of the future is already practiced, with specialized high-tech services always focused on the well-being and health of the patient. Clínica Reina Sofia has grown with this philosophy since it opened in October 1992. In its more than 25 years of service and patient care, this center of excellence has continued to develop and consolidate processes in the medical, operational and administrative areas, always with the goal of offering high standards of quality and safety, seeking to meet the health needs and expectations of its customers. This multidisciplinary, personalized and comprehensive approach to care has resulted in Clínica Reina Sofía receiving excellent levels of patient satisfaction, as well as national and international recognition. Clínica Reina Sofía has 147 hospital beds, including general wards, intensive care wards and neonatal care wards. The patient never feels alone: There are 2 head nurses for every 23 patients and a nurse's aide for every 7. The center had 10,380 admissions in 2017, and performed 8,570 surgeries. That same year it attended 75,973 emergencies. Among its many strengths, Clínica Reina Sofia has a leading team in maternal fetal medicine that performs "in uterus" surgeries; highly complex procedures that include tumor removal and intrauterine transfusions in cases of anemia. For its outstanding work, the clinic was recognized as a training center in this medical field. This unit provides comprehensive care to more than 800 pregnant women per month. And specialized professionals counsel couples with inherited disorders or chronic diseases that can impact the health of the baby. The World Health Organization has also recognized Clínica Reina Sofia as a Safe Hospital. And patients support this by responding to satisfaction surveys with a score of 4.8/5. The daily work of the professionals at Clínica Reina Sofía is also reflected in their international accreditations. Since 2008, and as part of the ColSanitas group, it is a member of the International Coalition of the Women's World Summit Foundation, which highlights good patient care as a top priority. For this reason, and much more, the excellence of this health center transcends the national borders of Colombia. Therefore, every year, the professionals of Clínica Reina Sofia receive hundreds of patients who come from other countries to perform treatments or complex surgeries. And as soon as they arrive, they feel at home. The professionals of the clinic receive them at the airport, and completely coordinate everything: From the necessary migratory procedures, to the transfers, the lodging prior to the hospitalization of the patient, and of the family. And, also the follow-up, even when the patient returns to his country of origin. For the clinic staff, the mission has been fulfilled once again, when the patient is healthy and happy.
Clínica Pediátrica, inaugurada el 7 de Julio de 2016, presta servicios ambulatorios y hospitalarios especialmente a la población infantil; es la empresa del Grupo Empresarial Keralty encargada de la atención y desarrollo en la infraestructura clínica y hospitalaria, de centros médicos, laboratorios clínicos, centros odontológicos, centros ópticos y centros oftalmológicos en Colombia, le apuesta a un modelo de salud centrado en la persona, el cual propone metodologías y procesos que van más allá de lo netamente asistencial porque entiende el respeto a las necesidades integrales y preferencias de las personas. Acompañamos a las personas durante toda su vida, estamos al lado de ellas desde antes de nacer hasta el duelo de los familiares en el momento en el que fallecen. Esto hace que nuestros usuarios confíen en nuestra institución y en nuestro equipo humano cálido, compasivo, respetuoso e idóneo.
Clínica Pediátrica Colsánitas
20-56 Calle 127
Clínica Pediátrica, inaugurada el 7 de Julio de 2016, presta servicios ambulatorios y hospitalarios especialmente a la población infantil; es la empresa del Grupo Empresarial Keralty encargada de la atención y desarrollo en la infraestructura clínica y hospitalaria, de centros médicos, laboratorios clínicos, centros odontológicos, centros ópticos y centros oftalmológicos en Colombia, le apuesta a un modelo de salud centrado en la persona, el cual propone metodologías y procesos que van más allá de lo netamente asistencial porque entiende el respeto a las necesidades integrales y preferencias de las personas. Acompañamos a las personas durante toda su vida, estamos al lado de ellas desde antes de nacer hasta el duelo de los familiares en el momento en el que fallecen. Esto hace que nuestros usuarios confíen en nuestra institución y en nuestro equipo humano cálido, compasivo, respetuoso e idóneo.

Sightseeing

On the north side of town near the country club set, Unicentro Shopping Mall carries international products and has a diverse food court, bowling, cinema and a 24/7 Exito discount/supermarket. Built in the 1970s, it is the oldest mall in the city but regularly updated.
Restaurante Don Jediondo C.Cial Unicentro Bogotá
30 Avenida Carrera 15
On the north side of town near the country club set, Unicentro Shopping Mall carries international products and has a diverse food court, bowling, cinema and a 24/7 Exito discount/supermarket. Built in the 1970s, it is the oldest mall in the city but regularly updated.
Its charm is nature, and not only because of the beautiful and well-kept recreation and sports fields, but because it tries to carry out an ecological program based on a poultry sighting and planting different tree species. This beautiful complex has: an 18 hole golf course; 24 tennis courts; a pool of 6 lanes of 25 meters; an equestrian track for vaulting and 4 mangers; a professional natural grass soccer field; 3 squash courts, and a gym that gives you physical assessment and different classes. It also has 6 dining rooms, 4 sports shelters and four rooms for social and business events.
Country Club
Its charm is nature, and not only because of the beautiful and well-kept recreation and sports fields, but because it tries to carry out an ecological program based on a poultry sighting and planting different tree species. This beautiful complex has: an 18 hole golf course; 24 tennis courts; a pool of 6 lanes of 25 meters; an equestrian track for vaulting and 4 mangers; a professional natural grass soccer field; 3 squash courts, and a gym that gives you physical assessment and different classes. It also has 6 dining rooms, 4 sports shelters and four rooms for social and business events.
Hacienda Santa Bárbara, an upscale mall built around a colonial hacienda, has cobblestone squares, fountains, stone paths and the flavor of a small Colombian village. Built in 1989, it is popular with both locals and tourists with more than 350 shops on three levels, restaurants, coffee shops, live music and cinema. The Hacienda Santa Barbara is also a great place to go for shopping or having some beers with Colombian Empanadas while you watch a soccer game! Hacienda Is also located next to Usaquen, a little spanish colonial style town that you will love! You need to go there if you visit Bogota!!! They have a street market with wonderful pieces of art!!
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Centro Comercial Hacienda Santa Bárbara
115 - 72 Carrera 7
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Hacienda Santa Bárbara, an upscale mall built around a colonial hacienda, has cobblestone squares, fountains, stone paths and the flavor of a small Colombian village. Built in 1989, it is popular with both locals and tourists with more than 350 shops on three levels, restaurants, coffee shops, live music and cinema. The Hacienda Santa Barbara is also a great place to go for shopping or having some beers with Colombian Empanadas while you watch a soccer game! Hacienda Is also located next to Usaquen, a little spanish colonial style town that you will love! You need to go there if you visit Bogota!!! They have a street market with wonderful pieces of art!!
Commonly known as Parque de la 93) is a commercial and recreational park located at the 93rd Street (calle 93) in El Chicó, in the north of Bogota, Colombia. Is one of Bogota's most popular shopping, night club and restaurant areas. In the beginning of the 21st century, the park became the most popular park in the north of Bogota, where public venues as entertainment, publicly viewed football matches were shown. The park also hosts temporary expositions. With Christmas, the park is decorated with lighting and a large Christmas tree is erected in the park. The most notable are the restaurants around the park, as Café Renault, Gato Negro, Juan Valdez café, the beautiful gardens, and design centers and nightclubs in the surrounding area. At the western park edge, Colombia's first Starbucks was opened in 2015. The park is a center of nightlife in Bogota, located in the district of Chapinero where clubs, restaurants, shops, art galleries, auctions, design centers are abundant. The park can be accessed from the main Carreras 11 and 15.
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Park 93
13-25 Cl. 93a
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Commonly known as Parque de la 93) is a commercial and recreational park located at the 93rd Street (calle 93) in El Chicó, in the north of Bogota, Colombia. Is one of Bogota's most popular shopping, night club and restaurant areas. In the beginning of the 21st century, the park became the most popular park in the north of Bogota, where public venues as entertainment, publicly viewed football matches were shown. The park also hosts temporary expositions. With Christmas, the park is decorated with lighting and a large Christmas tree is erected in the park. The most notable are the restaurants around the park, as Café Renault, Gato Negro, Juan Valdez café, the beautiful gardens, and design centers and nightclubs in the surrounding area. At the western park edge, Colombia's first Starbucks was opened in 2015. The park is a center of nightlife in Bogota, located in the district of Chapinero where clubs, restaurants, shops, art galleries, auctions, design centers are abundant. The park can be accessed from the main Carreras 11 and 15.
Museo del Chicó is also known as Mercedes Sierra de Pérez Museum, and it is both a park and a museum that can be found over in the el Chicó neighborhood that is located just north of Bogotá. In 1911, this land and house were inherited by the historical Sierra family and subsequently donated it to the community along with money so that it could be turned into a museum that locals and tourists could enjoy through the years along with lands of 116th Street or Pepe Sierra Avenue. It was first declared a cultural landmark back in the year 1992 but it has been a museum since 1964. It’s found between Carreras 7 and 9 in the town of Chapinero. There is a colonial house found within the park that has amazing gardens and trees surrounding it which was built all the way back in 1500! For these reasons, it is easy to see why history bluffs consider this a must-see destination for those who happen to be visiting Bogotá. You get an accurate depiction of what it was like back in that day, much like stepping into your very own time machine. Not only is Museo del Chicó a museum, but the large park surrounding it is perfect for lounging around and having a picnic with family or friends, and there are various activities to consider taking part in. This is an extremely popular destination when the weather is nice, and it is easy to see why that is. The playground in the garden area has been here since 1964 and has made a lot of children happy in the meantime! You can also find a children’s library on site that has activities for children like arts and crafts and storytime. This is why this is such an acceptable destination for families to check out because there is a little something that each person can certainly enjoy. Separate from that, there are rooms for rent which would be absolutely perfect for a memorable party venue. There are also temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year, so there is always something to enjoy whenever you decide to visit this tourist attraction near Bogotá. There are even more activities such as horse riding, skating areas, and bicycle rental. Stop and enjoy the scenery at the laguito (or pond) which can be found in the upper area of the park, or simply stroll through the gardens for stress relief. It’s completely up to you! It’s very interesting to see a house as people in the past would have lived in it. That’s only part of the charm of this tourist destination in Bogotá. There is an English double-decker bus that has been repurposed into a cafe which is totally fun to experience. Museo del Chicó houses a gorgeous chapel and extremely detailed tile work and woodwork throughout the house here. In fact, most of the original stonework and fencing still exist throughout the grounds here. They have done a great job of making sure everything is intact and preserved for future generations to enjoy. The museum holds a collection of objects that Mrs. Mercedes created while traveling across multiple continents along with collections of porcelain, glassware, and decorative art items. If you do want to hold a social event here such as a wedding or birthday party, there are three different areas to choose from. There is La Casona, which holds 180 people, La Casa del Parque which holds 100 people, and the Sede Junio room which holds 70 people. How to Get There You can embark on a local tour with a guide company, but you don’t have to do that! You can easily reach this destination using public transportation as well. It is just a short walk from Parque 93, so why not make a day out of viewing this safe area of Bogotá? Admission Admission into the museum is 7.000 COP in the general public, 5.000 COP for students, children, and seniors, children under 5 years of age get free admission. Books can be rented from the children’s library for around 25.000 COP. The museum on Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am. to 1:00 pm. and from 2:00 pm. to 4:30 pm. Mondays and Holidays are closed. Keep in mind this schedule when you’re planning a visit to Museo del Chicó. Tips If you need to get in touch with the staff at the venue, you can email them at info@museodelchico.com or give them a call at 57 1 6231066 extension 221. This is found within an upscale neighborhood of Bogotá, so you will not have to worry about your safety whenever you do decide to visit this destination. From September to October, there are a lot of events happening here put on by a local beer company and supermarket. It only takes about an hour or less to go through the entire museum. The crowds aren’t ever particularly busy or large here besides Sundays, so it is a great destination for those to consider who don’t enjoy the hustle and bustle of busy tourist destinations. There is a short introductory film that is optional to watch before going through the museum. We recommend staying to watch the film so that you can get the full experience. There is a tiny gift shop with limited items, so try to remember to bring cash along with you in case there is something that catches your eye inside.
Museo del Chicó
Museo del Chicó is also known as Mercedes Sierra de Pérez Museum, and it is both a park and a museum that can be found over in the el Chicó neighborhood that is located just north of Bogotá. In 1911, this land and house were inherited by the historical Sierra family and subsequently donated it to the community along with money so that it could be turned into a museum that locals and tourists could enjoy through the years along with lands of 116th Street or Pepe Sierra Avenue. It was first declared a cultural landmark back in the year 1992 but it has been a museum since 1964. It’s found between Carreras 7 and 9 in the town of Chapinero. There is a colonial house found within the park that has amazing gardens and trees surrounding it which was built all the way back in 1500! For these reasons, it is easy to see why history bluffs consider this a must-see destination for those who happen to be visiting Bogotá. You get an accurate depiction of what it was like back in that day, much like stepping into your very own time machine. Not only is Museo del Chicó a museum, but the large park surrounding it is perfect for lounging around and having a picnic with family or friends, and there are various activities to consider taking part in. This is an extremely popular destination when the weather is nice, and it is easy to see why that is. The playground in the garden area has been here since 1964 and has made a lot of children happy in the meantime! You can also find a children’s library on site that has activities for children like arts and crafts and storytime. This is why this is such an acceptable destination for families to check out because there is a little something that each person can certainly enjoy. Separate from that, there are rooms for rent which would be absolutely perfect for a memorable party venue. There are also temporary exhibitions that change throughout the year, so there is always something to enjoy whenever you decide to visit this tourist attraction near Bogotá. There are even more activities such as horse riding, skating areas, and bicycle rental. Stop and enjoy the scenery at the laguito (or pond) which can be found in the upper area of the park, or simply stroll through the gardens for stress relief. It’s completely up to you! It’s very interesting to see a house as people in the past would have lived in it. That’s only part of the charm of this tourist destination in Bogotá. There is an English double-decker bus that has been repurposed into a cafe which is totally fun to experience. Museo del Chicó houses a gorgeous chapel and extremely detailed tile work and woodwork throughout the house here. In fact, most of the original stonework and fencing still exist throughout the grounds here. They have done a great job of making sure everything is intact and preserved for future generations to enjoy. The museum holds a collection of objects that Mrs. Mercedes created while traveling across multiple continents along with collections of porcelain, glassware, and decorative art items. If you do want to hold a social event here such as a wedding or birthday party, there are three different areas to choose from. There is La Casona, which holds 180 people, La Casa del Parque which holds 100 people, and the Sede Junio room which holds 70 people. How to Get There You can embark on a local tour with a guide company, but you don’t have to do that! You can easily reach this destination using public transportation as well. It is just a short walk from Parque 93, so why not make a day out of viewing this safe area of Bogotá? Admission Admission into the museum is 7.000 COP in the general public, 5.000 COP for students, children, and seniors, children under 5 years of age get free admission. Books can be rented from the children’s library for around 25.000 COP. The museum on Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am. to 1:00 pm. and from 2:00 pm. to 4:30 pm. Mondays and Holidays are closed. Keep in mind this schedule when you’re planning a visit to Museo del Chicó. Tips If you need to get in touch with the staff at the venue, you can email them at info@museodelchico.com or give them a call at 57 1 6231066 extension 221. This is found within an upscale neighborhood of Bogotá, so you will not have to worry about your safety whenever you do decide to visit this destination. From September to October, there are a lot of events happening here put on by a local beer company and supermarket. It only takes about an hour or less to go through the entire museum. The crowds aren’t ever particularly busy or large here besides Sundays, so it is a great destination for those to consider who don’t enjoy the hustle and bustle of busy tourist destinations. There is a short introductory film that is optional to watch before going through the museum. We recommend staying to watch the film so that you can get the full experience. There is a tiny gift shop with limited items, so try to remember to bring cash along with you in case there is something that catches your eye inside.
Andino Mall is the heart of one of the favorites by the citizens and foreign areas, and is recognized as the most exclusive mall in the city. The privileged location, ambience, comfort, safety, excellent service and wide range of shops recognized nationally and internationally, make it the best choice for your shopping and entertainment. It has 230 shops spread over 4 levels, 700 parking spaces located in two basement with valet parking and exclusive services for children and adults. This mall has a Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Montblanc, Dolce & Gabanna and Oscar de la Renta.
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Centro Comercial Andino
#82-71 Cra. 11
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Andino Mall is the heart of one of the favorites by the citizens and foreign areas, and is recognized as the most exclusive mall in the city. The privileged location, ambience, comfort, safety, excellent service and wide range of shops recognized nationally and internationally, make it the best choice for your shopping and entertainment. It has 230 shops spread over 4 levels, 700 parking spaces located in two basement with valet parking and exclusive services for children and adults. This mall has a Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Montblanc, Dolce & Gabanna and Oscar de la Renta.
The José Celestino Mutis botanical garden is Colombia's biggest botanical garden. It serves both as a recreation and research center with an emphasis on Andean and Páramo ecosystems. The garden is located in Bogotá and features plants from every Colombian altitude, climate and region. It was founded in 1955, in honor of botanist and astronomer José Celestino Mutis. The municipally owned park is famous nationwide and is a member of the internationally known BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International). The garden has an artificial waterfall and labs for studying plants and flowers. It also has public services such as a library and a tourist information desk. The garden is the only one in the nation specialized in preserving and collecting Andean species of flowers. Its 19.5 acres are full with collections of plants grouped by their original ecosystem. Among other curiosities, the park includes a sun clock, a palmetum, an orchid collection, and a wide variety of Amazon flowers.
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Jardín Botánico
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The José Celestino Mutis botanical garden is Colombia's biggest botanical garden. It serves both as a recreation and research center with an emphasis on Andean and Páramo ecosystems. The garden is located in Bogotá and features plants from every Colombian altitude, climate and region. It was founded in 1955, in honor of botanist and astronomer José Celestino Mutis. The municipally owned park is famous nationwide and is a member of the internationally known BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International). The garden has an artificial waterfall and labs for studying plants and flowers. It also has public services such as a library and a tourist information desk. The garden is the only one in the nation specialized in preserving and collecting Andean species of flowers. Its 19.5 acres are full with collections of plants grouped by their original ecosystem. Among other curiosities, the park includes a sun clock, a palmetum, an orchid collection, and a wide variety of Amazon flowers.
Chose the place to found Santa Fe, he was struck by the two huge hills that surrounded the plain. Taking advantage of the mystery and the majestic presence of those hills, he placed two large crosses at its top. A century later, Don Juan de Borja, President of the New Kingdom of Granada, authorized Don Pedro Solis de Valenzuela in 1640 to build a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Morena de Montserrat, whose Sanctuary is located in the province of Barcelona in Spain. Don Pedro Solis, architect of this work, didn’t want it to end there, he knew that the place was ideal for a monastery, which was finally built in 1657 with the help of the Santaferenos. Years later he would accommodate his most illustrious guest: the Fallen Lord of Monserrate, work of the Santaferian master Pedro de Lugo and Albarracín who achieved not only a beautiful image of impressive artistic value , but also managed to gather the religious faith of the city. Since that time, every day, thousands of believers climb with devotion the steps that lead to the Sanctuary at the top as a penitence. While thousands of other tourists, athletes or curious people arrive by foot, in Funicular or Cable Car. The view of Bogota from Monserrate, the faith evoked by its Sanctuary, its pilgrims, its gardens and fountains, its gastronomy, its fog forests, its sunsets, its starry nights and its majestic moon, make visiting Monserrate hill a unique experience. https://monserrate.co/en/monserrate-hill/
Sanctuary of Monserrate
Chose the place to found Santa Fe, he was struck by the two huge hills that surrounded the plain. Taking advantage of the mystery and the majestic presence of those hills, he placed two large crosses at its top. A century later, Don Juan de Borja, President of the New Kingdom of Granada, authorized Don Pedro Solis de Valenzuela in 1640 to build a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Morena de Montserrat, whose Sanctuary is located in the province of Barcelona in Spain. Don Pedro Solis, architect of this work, didn’t want it to end there, he knew that the place was ideal for a monastery, which was finally built in 1657 with the help of the Santaferenos. Years later he would accommodate his most illustrious guest: the Fallen Lord of Monserrate, work of the Santaferian master Pedro de Lugo and Albarracín who achieved not only a beautiful image of impressive artistic value , but also managed to gather the religious faith of the city. Since that time, every day, thousands of believers climb with devotion the steps that lead to the Sanctuary at the top as a penitence. While thousands of other tourists, athletes or curious people arrive by foot, in Funicular or Cable Car. The view of Bogota from Monserrate, the faith evoked by its Sanctuary, its pilgrims, its gardens and fountains, its gastronomy, its fog forests, its sunsets, its starry nights and its majestic moon, make visiting Monserrate hill a unique experience. https://monserrate.co/en/monserrate-hill/
Chorro de Quevedo (Quevedo's fountain) is a fountain located in the neighborhood of La Candelaria in Bogotá. It signifies the purported location were Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, a Spanish conquistador, first established the foundations of Bogotá in 1538. Also, it is considered the place where the Zipa, or chief of the Muisca tribe, would regularly survey the Bogotá savanna. In 1832, an Augustine priest named Father Quevedo purchased the site and built a fountain there. The original fountain was destroyed in 1896, due to pipe damage from a collapsing bridge. It is located above Calle 13 and Carrera 2. In the plaza, there is a small white chapel called the Hermitage of San Miguel del Principe that was built in 1969 on the site of the very first chapel in Bogotá. It is based on a reconstruction of a church that was once in Santander Plaza but razed because the external appearance was too plain. The church steps and the nearby arch was built by Javier Olave to recognize the local "lunatics": Bobo del Tranvía, the Conde Cuchute, the Loca Margarita. Several films have been shot at this location, including La estrategia del caracol and Diástole y sístole. These films reflect the bohemian subculture of the area. There are narrow alleyways nearby that have artist studios and hostels. Colorful street art can be found on nearby walls. There are also local establishments nearby that serve chicha. In the square, public storytellers can be found. This is the oldest site in all of the Candelaria and Bogota, for it was here that the first houses of the city were constructed. The famous Chorro de Quevedo (Quevedo’s Stream), which is recent years has been converted in one of the must-see touristic sites of Bogota. The site consists of a little square and a narrow street called La Calle del Embudo (Bottleneck Street). This street is picturesque and one can stroll this street while appreciating the various handcrafts and different paintings on the walls of the old houses, which today have been converted into bars and artisanal shops. As a recommendation for when you visit this fun spot (because you will see that it’s entertaining), don’t forget to ask for “La Bendita” (The Blessed), the Museum of la Chicha, which is decorated by typical antiquities of Bogota where you can mash corn and learn a little about the history of Bogota and, of course, drink the ancestral drink of the region, chicha.
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Chorro de Quevedo (Quevedo's fountain) is a fountain located in the neighborhood of La Candelaria in Bogotá. It signifies the purported location were Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, a Spanish conquistador, first established the foundations of Bogotá in 1538. Also, it is considered the place where the Zipa, or chief of the Muisca tribe, would regularly survey the Bogotá savanna. In 1832, an Augustine priest named Father Quevedo purchased the site and built a fountain there. The original fountain was destroyed in 1896, due to pipe damage from a collapsing bridge. It is located above Calle 13 and Carrera 2. In the plaza, there is a small white chapel called the Hermitage of San Miguel del Principe that was built in 1969 on the site of the very first chapel in Bogotá. It is based on a reconstruction of a church that was once in Santander Plaza but razed because the external appearance was too plain. The church steps and the nearby arch was built by Javier Olave to recognize the local "lunatics": Bobo del Tranvía, the Conde Cuchute, the Loca Margarita. Several films have been shot at this location, including La estrategia del caracol and Diástole y sístole. These films reflect the bohemian subculture of the area. There are narrow alleyways nearby that have artist studios and hostels. Colorful street art can be found on nearby walls. There are also local establishments nearby that serve chicha. In the square, public storytellers can be found. This is the oldest site in all of the Candelaria and Bogota, for it was here that the first houses of the city were constructed. The famous Chorro de Quevedo (Quevedo’s Stream), which is recent years has been converted in one of the must-see touristic sites of Bogota. The site consists of a little square and a narrow street called La Calle del Embudo (Bottleneck Street). This street is picturesque and one can stroll this street while appreciating the various handcrafts and different paintings on the walls of the old houses, which today have been converted into bars and artisanal shops. As a recommendation for when you visit this fun spot (because you will see that it’s entertaining), don’t forget to ask for “La Bendita” (The Blessed), the Museum of la Chicha, which is decorated by typical antiquities of Bogota where you can mash corn and learn a little about the history of Bogota and, of course, drink the ancestral drink of the region, chicha.
Bolívar Square has been at the center of the country's history for centuries. It used to be a public circus and bull market, among other things, and a wide variety of cultural and social events are still held here. Buildings such as the Palacio Liévano, the Capitol, and the Cathedral frame this public space, which is decorated with thousands of colorful lights every year for Christmas. La Plaza de Bolívar proudly bears the name of the liberator of Colombia. In the center of the square one can see a statue of the eponymous Simón Bolívar, which was donated by the Italian artist Pietro Tenerani in the year 1846. This square originally was an enormous market square surrounded by colonial houses. Today it is encircled by the Office of the Mayor of Bogota, the Palace of Justice, and the Chapel of the Tabernacle, among other buildings of civil importance for the city.
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Bolívar Square has been at the center of the country's history for centuries. It used to be a public circus and bull market, among other things, and a wide variety of cultural and social events are still held here. Buildings such as the Palacio Liévano, the Capitol, and the Cathedral frame this public space, which is decorated with thousands of colorful lights every year for Christmas. La Plaza de Bolívar proudly bears the name of the liberator of Colombia. In the center of the square one can see a statue of the eponymous Simón Bolívar, which was donated by the Italian artist Pietro Tenerani in the year 1846. This square originally was an enormous market square surrounded by colonial houses. Today it is encircled by the Office of the Mayor of Bogota, the Palace of Justice, and the Chapel of the Tabernacle, among other buildings of civil importance for the city.
In La Candelaria, the historical center of Bogotá, you can visit the Luis Angel Arango Library, the largest in Colombia and one of the busiest in the world, with nearly 5,000 daily visitors. It was inaugurated on February 20, 1958 and named after Luis Angel Arango, who was the general manager of the Bank of the Republic between 1947 and 1957.
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In La Candelaria, the historical center of Bogotá, you can visit the Luis Angel Arango Library, the largest in Colombia and one of the busiest in the world, with nearly 5,000 daily visitors. It was inaugurated on February 20, 1958 and named after Luis Angel Arango, who was the general manager of the Bank of the Republic between 1947 and 1957.
The García Márquez Cultural Center is a place to enjoy art and culture in their multiple forms of expression. This site offers a library, which has enough room to for 50,000 books, and an art gallery with 216 square meters of exhibition space. What’s more, it is home to other spaces in which one can enjoy concerts, book presentations and various other events. This is an attractive spot if you enjoy art and culture. Among the most appealing touristic attractions of Bogota that are close to La Candelaria, we find the Gold Museum (El Museo del Oro) and Monserrate Peak, both of which you can walk to from the historical Old Town (La Candelaria).
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The García Márquez Cultural Center is a place to enjoy art and culture in their multiple forms of expression. This site offers a library, which has enough room to for 50,000 books, and an art gallery with 216 square meters of exhibition space. What’s more, it is home to other spaces in which one can enjoy concerts, book presentations and various other events. This is an attractive spot if you enjoy art and culture. Among the most appealing touristic attractions of Bogota that are close to La Candelaria, we find the Gold Museum (El Museo del Oro) and Monserrate Peak, both of which you can walk to from the historical Old Town (La Candelaria).
The international business and exhibition center – CORFERIAS - A private company which fosters industrial, social, cultural and commercial development in the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean. Our major shareholder is the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of the business community and society in general. CORFERIAS has more than 65 years experience, and seeks to strengthen its ties of cooperation between Colombia and the world community through the organisation of fairs, exhibitions, events and conventions, encouraging the generation of meaningful contacts between visitors and exhibitors as a venue with full biosecurity procedures, or on digital platforms operating to international standards.
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The international business and exhibition center – CORFERIAS - A private company which fosters industrial, social, cultural and commercial development in the Andean region, Central America and the Caribbean. Our major shareholder is the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, which represents the interests of the business community and society in general. CORFERIAS has more than 65 years experience, and seeks to strengthen its ties of cooperation between Colombia and the world community through the organisation of fairs, exhibitions, events and conventions, encouraging the generation of meaningful contacts between visitors and exhibitors as a venue with full biosecurity procedures, or on digital platforms operating to international standards.
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If you are in the mood for a memorable evening out, either by yourself or with some friends, then La Chula is the place to be. Known for hosting live music performances and events, La Chula will not disappoint whether you are a fan of Mariachi music, wish to listen to some Latin music or simply do some Meringue, then you are at the right place. Patrons can also spend their time downing the delicious cocktails while enjoying the relaxed vibe of the place or dig into hearty Mexican food. Irrespective of what you decide to do, a great time at La Chula is guaranteed. http://lachula.com.co/
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If you are in the mood for a memorable evening out, either by yourself or with some friends, then La Chula is the place to be. Known for hosting live music performances and events, La Chula will not disappoint whether you are a fan of Mariachi music, wish to listen to some Latin music or simply do some Meringue, then you are at the right place. Patrons can also spend their time downing the delicious cocktails while enjoying the relaxed vibe of the place or dig into hearty Mexican food. Irrespective of what you decide to do, a great time at La Chula is guaranteed. http://lachula.com.co/
The National Museum of Colombia has built a collection of more than 20,000 objects that are symbols of national history and heritage. The collections include remains of the first inhabitants and material culture of prehispanic societies, objects from current indigenous and afrocolombian ethnography, evidence of different periods of the nation's history, and works of art that range from the colonial period through the works of 'the first modern' artists: Fernando Botero, Alejandro Obregón, Guillermo Wiedemann, Juan Antonio Roda, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, Edgar Negret and Enrique Grau. The Museum offers permanent exhibition galleries with more than 2,500 pieces currently on display, a calendar of temporary exhibitions that allows its visitors to be in touch with important national and international displays of history, art and archaeology, and a varied educational and cultural program that includes seminars, lectures, concerts, video, theatrical and dance performances. As a contribution to academic discussions on Colombia´s cultural history, the Museum organizes the Cátedra Anual de Historia 'Ernesto Restrepo Tirado', an academic event that has been carried out annually for more than 10 years. It also offers a series of publications that compile material on the Museum's collections as well as the memoirs of academic events.
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The National Museum of Colombia has built a collection of more than 20,000 objects that are symbols of national history and heritage. The collections include remains of the first inhabitants and material culture of prehispanic societies, objects from current indigenous and afrocolombian ethnography, evidence of different periods of the nation's history, and works of art that range from the colonial period through the works of 'the first modern' artists: Fernando Botero, Alejandro Obregón, Guillermo Wiedemann, Juan Antonio Roda, Eduardo Ramírez Villamizar, Edgar Negret and Enrique Grau. The Museum offers permanent exhibition galleries with more than 2,500 pieces currently on display, a calendar of temporary exhibitions that allows its visitors to be in touch with important national and international displays of history, art and archaeology, and a varied educational and cultural program that includes seminars, lectures, concerts, video, theatrical and dance performances. As a contribution to academic discussions on Colombia´s cultural history, the Museum organizes the Cátedra Anual de Historia 'Ernesto Restrepo Tirado', an academic event that has been carried out annually for more than 10 years. It also offers a series of publications that compile material on the Museum's collections as well as the memoirs of academic events.
The Planetarium of Bogotá is a cultural center and planetarium located in the International Center of Bogota, Colombia, within Independence Park. Its dome has a 23-metre screen cupola. The Planetarium was built at the initiative of Mayor Virgilio Barco Vargas in 1967, and officially opened on December 22, 1969. This was the first of a set of nine museums, which operate today as a cultural center in the city. The Planetarium also contains a Space Museum, a Public Library and a Conference Auditorium. The building also housed in the beginning, the Natural Science Museum, the Film District and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2008, when the city turned 470 years old, the Planetarium bought a new projector. In order to provide better service to visitors, a public souvenir shop and a modern café were created. In 2011 began the final stage of planetary remodeling which reinforced the structure, improved signage, renewed dome projection screen, expanded capacity and built the Space Museum, which consists of five interactive rooms.
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The Planetarium of Bogotá is a cultural center and planetarium located in the International Center of Bogota, Colombia, within Independence Park. Its dome has a 23-metre screen cupola. The Planetarium was built at the initiative of Mayor Virgilio Barco Vargas in 1967, and officially opened on December 22, 1969. This was the first of a set of nine museums, which operate today as a cultural center in the city. The Planetarium also contains a Space Museum, a Public Library and a Conference Auditorium. The building also housed in the beginning, the Natural Science Museum, the Film District and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2008, when the city turned 470 years old, the Planetarium bought a new projector. In order to provide better service to visitors, a public souvenir shop and a modern café were created. In 2011 began the final stage of planetary remodeling which reinforced the structure, improved signage, renewed dome projection screen, expanded capacity and built the Space Museum, which consists of five interactive rooms.
The Gold Museum, or Museo Del Oro, is a huge part of the tourism industry in Bogotá, Colombia, and for good reason. In fact, it receives around half of a million guests per year, so based on these numbers alone you know it’s a good place to try to visit when you are in the Bogotá area. There is a huge collection of Pre-colombina archaeological treasure here which includes art, jewelry, medallions, currency, and more. The Bank of Republic started this collection in 1939 in order to protect the archaeological treasures of the area. It was recently renovated in 2008, and they made it completely mesmerizing for all of the visitors who walk through the door. Info & History The object called “Popora Quimbaya” was the very first exhibit, and it has been on exhibition for over 70 years since. It shows appreciation for the ancestors who lived in the many different societies before the Spanish conquest occurred. The entire museum is very elegant in nature, which only makes sense given that it is showcasing one of the Earth’s most precious natural and sought after materials. There are four different floors for visitors to explore, and they accommodate both Spanish and English speakers. There are also audio guides that are available in different languages as well as personally guided tours so that everybody can enjoy the knowledge and information presented at Museo Del Oro. The second floor features the “Working of Metals” gallery goes over the mining and manufacturing aspect of ancient gold. It also houses the “People and Gold in pre-Hispanic Colombia” gallery that talks about how these precious metals were used politically and religiously. The third floor houses the “Cosmology and Symbolism” gallery, exploring the mythical and religious symbolism. It also features the “Offering” section of the museum that shows more about offering ceremonies. The “Exploratorium” on the fourth floor encourages guests to be interactive and also reflects on the different meanings of heritage that is present throughout the museum. There are extremely old artifacts here which makes it a great experience for anybody who has an interest in history and the stories that go along with it. There are artifacts from the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Tolima, Tumaco, Malagana, Sinú, and Muisca cultures. You can find golden artifacts such as breastplates, masks, brooches, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. The dark rooms with bright lights show off the distinct qualities of gold that has made it an unforgettable material throughout the centuries. In fact, there are nearly 13.000 gold artifacts and 20.000 other interesting stone and clay artifacts to observe here. How to Get There The Museum of Gold is located in the center of the city. To get there, consider taking a Transmilenio bus towards Las Aguas, and alight at the specific Museo del Oro station. If you plan on driving yourself, it is most advantageous for you to arrive along Fifth Avenue from the northern direction. The museum does not offer parking services. It’s also very easy to reach by foot through Seventh Avenue, Bogota’s main pedestrian thoroughfare. Admission From Tuesday to Saturday and on national holidays, it costs 4.000 COP to get into the museum. Admission is free for all on Sundays, which is also one of the most popular days to view the museum. Free admission continues for children under 12 and seniors over the age of 60. It is also free for school groups who have made a reservation, indigenous groups, members of the army and police, and those who have subscribed to the Banco de la República Art Collections Foundation and Libraries Network. Another free day is May 18 which is International Museum Day, and the national holiday on July 20. To get a ticket, head to the ticket office at the entrance, even on free admission days. Only Colombian pesos are accepted here, and they can’t be purchased in advance at all.
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The Gold Museum, or Museo Del Oro, is a huge part of the tourism industry in Bogotá, Colombia, and for good reason. In fact, it receives around half of a million guests per year, so based on these numbers alone you know it’s a good place to try to visit when you are in the Bogotá area. There is a huge collection of Pre-colombina archaeological treasure here which includes art, jewelry, medallions, currency, and more. The Bank of Republic started this collection in 1939 in order to protect the archaeological treasures of the area. It was recently renovated in 2008, and they made it completely mesmerizing for all of the visitors who walk through the door. Info & History The object called “Popora Quimbaya” was the very first exhibit, and it has been on exhibition for over 70 years since. It shows appreciation for the ancestors who lived in the many different societies before the Spanish conquest occurred. The entire museum is very elegant in nature, which only makes sense given that it is showcasing one of the Earth’s most precious natural and sought after materials. There are four different floors for visitors to explore, and they accommodate both Spanish and English speakers. There are also audio guides that are available in different languages as well as personally guided tours so that everybody can enjoy the knowledge and information presented at Museo Del Oro. The second floor features the “Working of Metals” gallery goes over the mining and manufacturing aspect of ancient gold. It also houses the “People and Gold in pre-Hispanic Colombia” gallery that talks about how these precious metals were used politically and religiously. The third floor houses the “Cosmology and Symbolism” gallery, exploring the mythical and religious symbolism. It also features the “Offering” section of the museum that shows more about offering ceremonies. The “Exploratorium” on the fourth floor encourages guests to be interactive and also reflects on the different meanings of heritage that is present throughout the museum. There are extremely old artifacts here which makes it a great experience for anybody who has an interest in history and the stories that go along with it. There are artifacts from the Quimbaya, Calima, Tayrona, Tolima, Tumaco, Malagana, Sinú, and Muisca cultures. You can find golden artifacts such as breastplates, masks, brooches, bracelets, rings, and necklaces. The dark rooms with bright lights show off the distinct qualities of gold that has made it an unforgettable material throughout the centuries. In fact, there are nearly 13.000 gold artifacts and 20.000 other interesting stone and clay artifacts to observe here. How to Get There The Museum of Gold is located in the center of the city. To get there, consider taking a Transmilenio bus towards Las Aguas, and alight at the specific Museo del Oro station. If you plan on driving yourself, it is most advantageous for you to arrive along Fifth Avenue from the northern direction. The museum does not offer parking services. It’s also very easy to reach by foot through Seventh Avenue, Bogota’s main pedestrian thoroughfare. Admission From Tuesday to Saturday and on national holidays, it costs 4.000 COP to get into the museum. Admission is free for all on Sundays, which is also one of the most popular days to view the museum. Free admission continues for children under 12 and seniors over the age of 60. It is also free for school groups who have made a reservation, indigenous groups, members of the army and police, and those who have subscribed to the Banco de la República Art Collections Foundation and Libraries Network. Another free day is May 18 which is International Museum Day, and the national holiday on July 20. To get a ticket, head to the ticket office at the entrance, even on free admission days. Only Colombian pesos are accepted here, and they can’t be purchased in advance at all.
Mirador de la Calera is best known as a scenic viewpoint in the area of Bogotá, Colombia. It is found in the Usaquén area, which is one of the most historical zones within the Bogotá area. The area is home to nearly half a million residents. There are many sites of interest in this general area including the Country Club, the colonial quarter with Spanish colonial architecture, shopping malls, and weekly flea markets that bring in many visitors from far and wide. It’s easy to create an itinerary filled with various awesome attractions in just a few square miles! It is also worth noting that the area is surrounded by forests which allows you to take in nature while enjoying the contrast of artificial lights to the night sky when you decide to visit at night. The charming atmosphere will have you hooked the first time you come to visit, that’s without a doubt! This is the perfect place to head to if you’re somebody who revels in natural beauty. It brings in thousands of visitors each and every year for the sole reason that it offers unbeatable panoramic views of the capital of Colombia. It is quite a popular place for locals and tourists to go during the weekend and holidays because of the view of the lush landscape as well as the distinct clean quality of the air. It is busy at night because it’s a fantastic place to take in the sprawling views and city lights! The contrast of the lights and the dark atmosphere makes for an unforgettable night, especially if you’re viewing it with your sweetheart. It is not uncommon to see all of the visitors at Mirador de la Calera enjoying a few glasses of wine, beer, or canelazos. Since the elevation is quite high in this area, it can get cold, which is all the more reason to drink a hot cup of agua de panela with whoever might be accompanying you on the journey! There are many coffee shops and restaurants in this general area, so you can see why it is such a social highlight in the area of Bogotá. It is quite easy to relax when you have such an astonishing view laid out before your eyes! If you happen to be a tourist that is unfamiliar with the area, you will be happy to know that this scenic overlook is located in an extremely safe area, so you don’t have anything to worry about as far as your safety is concerned. How to Get There There can be high parking charges, so it’s a good idea to try to take transit such as a bus or taxi to the destination if it’s possible for you to do so. Another option you have is to use the services of a knowledgeable local tour guide. The guides are very knowledgeable, so you’re sure to learn a thing or two that you did not know before if you choose to embark on a professional tour. It often includes round-trip travel from your accommodation to the destination and back, so if you decide to go this way you would not have to worry about things like parking or figuring out directions to get to the lookout. It is about an hour taxi ride from Corferias, fifteen minutes from the Financial District, and thirty minutes from the Andino Shopping Center. Some of the nearby hotels include Hotel & Spa La Casa del Agua, and Hotel Casa Vieja. Admission One of the best things about heading to Mirador de la Calera is the fact that there aren’t any tickets that need to be bought unless you’re embarking on a tour that is put on by a local tour guide, of course. While there might be a cover charge during a busy time at the local nightlife destinations such as bars and clubs, you can always count on this as an extremely affordable activity no matter when you decide to make the trek out here. Tips Try to remember to bring some cash to enjoy the souvenirs and trinkets that are being sold at the street market in the area. Restaurante El Mirador de la Calera is just one of the popular establishments that you can consider eating at while you’re here. It has been mentioned before, but it does get very cold up at Mirador de la Calera. Be sure to bring some warm clothes with you or even a blanket so you aren’t affected by the cold weather negatively. You can also get firewood along the road to make your own fire at one of the pit areas. Depending on when you visit the area, you could be in store for some talented local musicians putting on live entertainment. Consider coming to watch the sunset here, as you will not be disappointed in the least. If you decide to come out on a clear sunny day, you can see the snow-dusted mountain ranges in the western part of Bogotá. This isn’t the only lookout in the area, so do a bit a research and consider making it a road trip to see all of the highest points, as the view is different at each and every one of them. There are local tour guides who offer tours of this area which includes drinks and live commentary about the history of the area.
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Mirador de la Calera is best known as a scenic viewpoint in the area of Bogotá, Colombia. It is found in the Usaquén area, which is one of the most historical zones within the Bogotá area. The area is home to nearly half a million residents. There are many sites of interest in this general area including the Country Club, the colonial quarter with Spanish colonial architecture, shopping malls, and weekly flea markets that bring in many visitors from far and wide. It’s easy to create an itinerary filled with various awesome attractions in just a few square miles! It is also worth noting that the area is surrounded by forests which allows you to take in nature while enjoying the contrast of artificial lights to the night sky when you decide to visit at night. The charming atmosphere will have you hooked the first time you come to visit, that’s without a doubt! This is the perfect place to head to if you’re somebody who revels in natural beauty. It brings in thousands of visitors each and every year for the sole reason that it offers unbeatable panoramic views of the capital of Colombia. It is quite a popular place for locals and tourists to go during the weekend and holidays because of the view of the lush landscape as well as the distinct clean quality of the air. It is busy at night because it’s a fantastic place to take in the sprawling views and city lights! The contrast of the lights and the dark atmosphere makes for an unforgettable night, especially if you’re viewing it with your sweetheart. It is not uncommon to see all of the visitors at Mirador de la Calera enjoying a few glasses of wine, beer, or canelazos. Since the elevation is quite high in this area, it can get cold, which is all the more reason to drink a hot cup of agua de panela with whoever might be accompanying you on the journey! There are many coffee shops and restaurants in this general area, so you can see why it is such a social highlight in the area of Bogotá. It is quite easy to relax when you have such an astonishing view laid out before your eyes! If you happen to be a tourist that is unfamiliar with the area, you will be happy to know that this scenic overlook is located in an extremely safe area, so you don’t have anything to worry about as far as your safety is concerned. How to Get There There can be high parking charges, so it’s a good idea to try to take transit such as a bus or taxi to the destination if it’s possible for you to do so. Another option you have is to use the services of a knowledgeable local tour guide. The guides are very knowledgeable, so you’re sure to learn a thing or two that you did not know before if you choose to embark on a professional tour. It often includes round-trip travel from your accommodation to the destination and back, so if you decide to go this way you would not have to worry about things like parking or figuring out directions to get to the lookout. It is about an hour taxi ride from Corferias, fifteen minutes from the Financial District, and thirty minutes from the Andino Shopping Center. Some of the nearby hotels include Hotel & Spa La Casa del Agua, and Hotel Casa Vieja. Admission One of the best things about heading to Mirador de la Calera is the fact that there aren’t any tickets that need to be bought unless you’re embarking on a tour that is put on by a local tour guide, of course. While there might be a cover charge during a busy time at the local nightlife destinations such as bars and clubs, you can always count on this as an extremely affordable activity no matter when you decide to make the trek out here. Tips Try to remember to bring some cash to enjoy the souvenirs and trinkets that are being sold at the street market in the area. Restaurante El Mirador de la Calera is just one of the popular establishments that you can consider eating at while you’re here. It has been mentioned before, but it does get very cold up at Mirador de la Calera. Be sure to bring some warm clothes with you or even a blanket so you aren’t affected by the cold weather negatively. You can also get firewood along the road to make your own fire at one of the pit areas. Depending on when you visit the area, you could be in store for some talented local musicians putting on live entertainment. Consider coming to watch the sunset here, as you will not be disappointed in the least. If you decide to come out on a clear sunny day, you can see the snow-dusted mountain ranges in the western part of Bogotá. This isn’t the only lookout in the area, so do a bit a research and consider making it a road trip to see all of the highest points, as the view is different at each and every one of them. There are local tour guides who offer tours of this area which includes drinks and live commentary about the history of the area.
BD Bacatá (Bogotá Downtown Bacatá) is a residential and commercial skyscraper in Bogotá, Colombia. It is already the tallest building in Colombia and the second tallest in South America. When completed, it will be 67 stories high with 111,484 sq m (1.2 million sq ft) of space. The development includes office and retail space, apartments and a 364 room hotel.
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BD Bacatá (Bogotá Downtown Bacatá) is a residential and commercial skyscraper in Bogotá, Colombia. It is already the tallest building in Colombia and the second tallest in South America. When completed, it will be 67 stories high with 111,484 sq m (1.2 million sq ft) of space. The development includes office and retail space, apartments and a 364 room hotel.
About Casa de Nariño The Casa de Nariño or Palacio de Nariño is the home and workplace of the Colombian president, located in the historic La Candelaria district of Bogota, Colombia. History of Casa de Nariño In a house on this spot in 1764, Antonio Amador José de Nariño y Álvarez del Casal – later the champion of the independence movement in the then state of New Granada and translator of human rights laws – was born. The original building was partially destroyed in the 1827 earthquake that shook Bogota: Simon Bolivar decided to authorise the purchase of the remains. In 1885, the then President Rafael Núñez purchased the house with the aim of creating a presidential palace: the site was well located and politically and historically important. The property was used on and off by politicians until the start of the 20th century, when General Rafael Reyes decided to commission the French architect Gaston Lelarge and Colombian architect Julián Lombana to work on the house, and they transformed it into a neoclassical building and it officially became the seat of government once more. Various other extensions and changes were made throughout the 20th century: the building was attacked in the El Bogotazo riots in 1948, but has largely stayed the same since the late 1970s. Casa de Nariño today The interior of the palace covers a wide variety of styles and tastes: particular highlights of the collection include the Pasillo de las Banderas (Hall of Flags), paintings of all of Colombia’s presidents, Simon Bolivar’s trunks (used to carry key war documents), works of art by prominent Colombian artists such as Fernando Botero, Andres de Santa Maria and Alejandro Obregon and various Louis XV furnishings. It is possible to visit to Casa de Nariño: admission must be pre-booked and is by guided tour only is by pre-booked tour only (free, English and Spanish tours available), and visitors are thoroughly searched by security guards before entrance. It is best not to loiter around the grounds of the palace as security is tight. Getting to Casa de Nariño Casa de Nariño is located in the central La Candelaria district in Bogota. It is easily accessible on foot from other major sites in Bogota, and is adjacent to the Plaza de Bolivar.
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Presidencia de la República de Colombia
26 Carrera 8
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About Casa de Nariño The Casa de Nariño or Palacio de Nariño is the home and workplace of the Colombian president, located in the historic La Candelaria district of Bogota, Colombia. History of Casa de Nariño In a house on this spot in 1764, Antonio Amador José de Nariño y Álvarez del Casal – later the champion of the independence movement in the then state of New Granada and translator of human rights laws – was born. The original building was partially destroyed in the 1827 earthquake that shook Bogota: Simon Bolivar decided to authorise the purchase of the remains. In 1885, the then President Rafael Núñez purchased the house with the aim of creating a presidential palace: the site was well located and politically and historically important. The property was used on and off by politicians until the start of the 20th century, when General Rafael Reyes decided to commission the French architect Gaston Lelarge and Colombian architect Julián Lombana to work on the house, and they transformed it into a neoclassical building and it officially became the seat of government once more. Various other extensions and changes were made throughout the 20th century: the building was attacked in the El Bogotazo riots in 1948, but has largely stayed the same since the late 1970s. Casa de Nariño today The interior of the palace covers a wide variety of styles and tastes: particular highlights of the collection include the Pasillo de las Banderas (Hall of Flags), paintings of all of Colombia’s presidents, Simon Bolivar’s trunks (used to carry key war documents), works of art by prominent Colombian artists such as Fernando Botero, Andres de Santa Maria and Alejandro Obregon and various Louis XV furnishings. It is possible to visit to Casa de Nariño: admission must be pre-booked and is by guided tour only is by pre-booked tour only (free, English and Spanish tours available), and visitors are thoroughly searched by security guards before entrance. It is best not to loiter around the grounds of the palace as security is tight. Getting to Casa de Nariño Casa de Nariño is located in the central La Candelaria district in Bogota. It is easily accessible on foot from other major sites in Bogota, and is adjacent to the Plaza de Bolivar.
Bus Station
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Estación Pepe Sierra
#25-26/30. Calle 116
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Bus Station
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Parque de Usaquén
119B-05 Cra. 6a
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Museo Botero is an art museum located in the La Candelaria district of Bogota, Colombia. The museum was founded in 2003, following a major bequest from Ferdinand Botero in 2000. Today, it houses one of Latin America’s foremost art collections and receives around half a million visitors each year.
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Museo Botero
4-41 Cl. 11
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Museo Botero is an art museum located in the La Candelaria district of Bogota, Colombia. The museum was founded in 2003, following a major bequest from Ferdinand Botero in 2000. Today, it houses one of Latin America’s foremost art collections and receives around half a million visitors each year.
Iconic Park
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Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar
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Iconic Park
Iconic Historical Park in the heart of Bogota
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Parque Nacional Enrique Olaya Herrera
3-50 Cl. 35
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Iconic Historical Park in the heart of Bogota
San Patricio Park
Plaza Garibaldi Bogota
Mariachi Show
Bus Stop
Calle 106
Bus Stop
Transmilenio Cl 127
Bus Stop
Estación Prado-Auto Norte - CL 128A
Bus Stop
Iconic Park
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Parque El Country
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Iconic Park

Food scene

Centro Comercial Bulevar Niza
Shopping Mall
Centro Comercial Porto Alegre
137B Carrera 58
Shopping Mall
Colombia’s French-Style Crêperie - Crepes & Waffles opened its first restaurant, a small rustic French crêperie, in Bogotá in 1980. It was originally intended for upper-class families. Walking into a Crepes & Waffles around lunch time guarantees that the restaurant will be full. Most restaurants are big enough that you wont have to wait to be seated, but if you do it’ll only be a few minutes. Something you’ll notice going into Crepes & Waffles is that the only male worker you will see is the guard (if the restaurant has one). This is because Crepes & Waffles only hires women who are the head of a household. They are single mothers or daughters who support their families. Crepes & Waffles is famous for their unique menu and fairly inexpensive prices. They offer delicious plates that will leave you full. They also have a special vegetarian menu or a sweet crepe menu if you’re looking for a desert that does not include ice-cream. Crepes & Waffles is a great option for brunch, lunch, dinner or desert.
Crepes & Waffles
#120-16 Avenida Carrera 19
Colombia’s French-Style Crêperie - Crepes & Waffles opened its first restaurant, a small rustic French crêperie, in Bogotá in 1980. It was originally intended for upper-class families. Walking into a Crepes & Waffles around lunch time guarantees that the restaurant will be full. Most restaurants are big enough that you wont have to wait to be seated, but if you do it’ll only be a few minutes. Something you’ll notice going into Crepes & Waffles is that the only male worker you will see is the guard (if the restaurant has one). This is because Crepes & Waffles only hires women who are the head of a household. They are single mothers or daughters who support their families. Crepes & Waffles is famous for their unique menu and fairly inexpensive prices. They offer delicious plates that will leave you full. They also have a special vegetarian menu or a sweet crepe menu if you’re looking for a desert that does not include ice-cream. Crepes & Waffles is a great option for brunch, lunch, dinner or desert.
El Chef Rubén Trincado es la estrella Michelín que da vida a los platos únicos en Seratta, su cocina se define como innovadora y atrevida; se basa en todas las técnicas disponibles, indaga, las desarrolla, las mejora y las adapta, y siempre con el mejor producto. ​ Por ello quiso que toda la cocina fuese un espacio abierto donde los clientes vean en todo momento cómo se elabora el menú y así mostrar nuestro respeto por la gastronomía y sus productos, que vean la calidad de ambos y que aquí no se esconde nada.
Seratta Gourmand Market
# 114 - 44 Autopista Norte
El Chef Rubén Trincado es la estrella Michelín que da vida a los platos únicos en Seratta, su cocina se define como innovadora y atrevida; se basa en todas las técnicas disponibles, indaga, las desarrolla, las mejora y las adapta, y siempre con el mejor producto. ​ Por ello quiso que toda la cocina fuese un espacio abierto donde los clientes vean en todo momento cómo se elabora el menú y así mostrar nuestro respeto por la gastronomía y sus productos, que vean la calidad de ambos y que aquí no se esconde nada.
Cafés, bars, haute cuisine restaurants, and clubs can all be found in the Zona Rosa. Passers-by will notice many hotels, shopping malls, and designer shops dotted around this area in the northern part of the city, where the nightlife is the main attraction. People often meet up here at the end of the workday, especially on Fridays. Visit Bogota and take a stroll across the vibrant Zona Rosa, one of the most important areas in the city. Here you'll find beautiful streets lined by the best restaurants, shopping, and bars in the country. Discover here the warm culture of the most welcoming place on Earth!
Zona Rosa
11 – 68 Calle 81
Cafés, bars, haute cuisine restaurants, and clubs can all be found in the Zona Rosa. Passers-by will notice many hotels, shopping malls, and designer shops dotted around this area in the northern part of the city, where the nightlife is the main attraction. People often meet up here at the end of the workday, especially on Fridays. Visit Bogota and take a stroll across the vibrant Zona Rosa, one of the most important areas in the city. Here you'll find beautiful streets lined by the best restaurants, shopping, and bars in the country. Discover here the warm culture of the most welcoming place on Earth!
The culinary offering stretches as far as the Zona G, which gives visitors the chance to take a gastronomic journey around the world, with a wide range of Peruvian, Italian, French, Spanish, Asian and, of course, Colombian restaurants. For its part, Chapinero Alto mixes the charming tranquility of a residential neighborhood with its vicinity to the capital’s main areas, while hotels, gyms, banks, malls, nightlife options and supermarkets abound. Here, everything is literally around the corner.
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Zona G
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The culinary offering stretches as far as the Zona G, which gives visitors the chance to take a gastronomic journey around the world, with a wide range of Peruvian, Italian, French, Spanish, Asian and, of course, Colombian restaurants. For its part, Chapinero Alto mixes the charming tranquility of a residential neighborhood with its vicinity to the capital’s main areas, while hotels, gyms, banks, malls, nightlife options and supermarkets abound. Here, everything is literally around the corner.
Bogota's booming micro-brewery
Bogotá Beer Company
12076 Kr 19
Bogota's booming micro-brewery
Starbucks
17-3 Cl. 116
La Bonga Del Sinú 116
1689 Calle 116
Archies - Pepe Sierra
1713 Calle 116
Juan Valdez Café - Calle 125
Buffalo Wings
178 Av Pepe Sierra
Carbon De Palo
2021 Avenida Calle 116
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El Corral Gourmet
15-65 Calle 116
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Bogotá Beer Company
1678 Cl. 116
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Beer Station 116
Traditional Breakfast / Bakery
Pan Pa Ya/Oxxo
73 Autonorte
Traditional Breakfast / Bakery
Steak House
CARBON EXPRESS
106-43 Avenida Carrera 19
Steak House
Philippe Salon de T
Tea Saloon
Subway
50a-40 Calle 129
Bakery / Traditional Breakfast
Pan Pa Ya
120-08 Kr 19
Bakery / Traditional Breakfast
TOSTAO' Café y PAN - Santa Bibiana Calle 127
17A - 63 Cl 127
Coffee Shop
Fried Chicken
Frisby
134a-18 Avenida Carrera 19
Fried Chicken
Gourmet Bakery / Restaurant / Traditional
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10449 Ak. 19
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Gourmet Bakery / Restaurant / Traditional
Italian Restaurant
Semolina
# 17-61 Cl. 109
Italian Restaurant
Traditional Stake House
La Biferia
1714 Cl. 109
Traditional Stake House
Peruvian Restaurant
Barra Chalaca 109
##16-65 Calle 109
Peruvian Restaurant
American Cuisine / Coffee Shop / Bakery
La Cesta Calle 109
# 16-65 Cl. 109
American Cuisine / Coffee Shop / Bakery
Night Life Epicenter
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Zona T Bogotá
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Night Life Epicenter
American Asian Restaurant
PF Chang´s Santa Barbara
12517 Kr 19
American Asian Restaurant
Best Colombian Hamburgers
Hamburguesas El Corral
Best Colombian Hamburgers
Traditional Hamburgers
Hamburguesas El Rodeo Ac 127
2165 Cl 127
Traditional Hamburgers
Pan Pa' Ya
#80 Cl 127
Bakery
Best Brasserie Chicken
Kokoriko
125-17 Ak. 19
Best Brasserie Chicken
Sea Food Restaurant
Coctel Del Mar
26 Carrera 19
Sea Food Restaurant
Crepes & Waffles - Best Ice Creams
crepes & waffles
6A-92 Cra. 7
Crepes & Waffles - Best Ice Creams
McDonald's Calle 125
32-86 Cl. 125
Asian American Cousin
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WOK
11875 Carrera 19
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Asian American Cousin
Best Coffee and Deli
Tostao' Coffee & Bread
18-41 Cl. 122
Best Coffee and Deli
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - Super Market
Surtifruver Calle 123 (Santa Barbara Occidental)
Fresh Fruits and Vegetables - Super Market
Subway
97-00 Cra. 15
Subway
#1662 Autopista Norte

Theatre, Concert & Event Venue

El Teatro Nacional La Castellana, sala fundada en 1989, abrió sus puertas al público en 1990 con una programación continua de obras de autores universales y nacionales de diferentes géneros, de gran calidad y de alta exigencia en la producción técnica. Presenta obras de gran formato en franjas diferenciales de programación: adultos y jóvenes, familiar y escolar. En estas casi tres décadas de actividad ininterrumpida, ha programado una amplia gama de espectáculos que comprende teatro musical, teatro cómico, teatro clásico y contemporáneo, conciertos, teatro infantil, y stand up comedy. De su trayectoria dan cuenta más de 72 producciones propias, 900 artistas, más de 8.300 funciones y un público de cerca de 4.000.000 de espectadores.
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Teatro Nacional La Castellana
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El Teatro Nacional La Castellana, sala fundada en 1989, abrió sus puertas al público en 1990 con una programación continua de obras de autores universales y nacionales de diferentes géneros, de gran calidad y de alta exigencia en la producción técnica. Presenta obras de gran formato en franjas diferenciales de programación: adultos y jóvenes, familiar y escolar. En estas casi tres décadas de actividad ininterrumpida, ha programado una amplia gama de espectáculos que comprende teatro musical, teatro cómico, teatro clásico y contemporáneo, conciertos, teatro infantil, y stand up comedy. De su trayectoria dan cuenta más de 72 producciones propias, 900 artistas, más de 8.300 funciones y un público de cerca de 4.000.000 de espectadores.
The Estadio Nemesio Camacho, commonly known as El Campín, is the main stadium of Bogotá, Colombia. It was inaugurated on 10 August 1938 and has a current capacity of 36,343 spectators. It is the home ground of the Categoría Primera A teams Millonarios and Santa Fe. The stadium is named after Nemesio Camacho, former manager of the then-existing streetcar system of Bogotá and also the father of Luis Camacho Matiz, the person who offered the land where the stadium would be constructed. The name Campín comes from a modification of the word ""camping"" because the area where the stadium currently stands was formerly a camping zone. It entered service as a football stadium around 1946, just in time to host the first national club tournament. It was used as the final venue for 2001 Copa América, where the Colombian team were crowned champions of the American continent defeating Mexico 1–0. This stadium was one of the eight stadiums of the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup held by Colombia and hosted its closing ceremony.
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Estadio Nemésio Camacho El Campín
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The Estadio Nemesio Camacho, commonly known as El Campín, is the main stadium of Bogotá, Colombia. It was inaugurated on 10 August 1938 and has a current capacity of 36,343 spectators. It is the home ground of the Categoría Primera A teams Millonarios and Santa Fe. The stadium is named after Nemesio Camacho, former manager of the then-existing streetcar system of Bogotá and also the father of Luis Camacho Matiz, the person who offered the land where the stadium would be constructed. The name Campín comes from a modification of the word ""camping"" because the area where the stadium currently stands was formerly a camping zone. It entered service as a football stadium around 1946, just in time to host the first national club tournament. It was used as the final venue for 2001 Copa América, where the Colombian team were crowned champions of the American continent defeating Mexico 1–0. This stadium was one of the eight stadiums of the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup held by Colombia and hosted its closing ceremony.
Movistar Arena, previously known as Coliseo Cubierto El Campín, is an indoor sporting arena located in Bogotá, Colombia. It was built in 1973 and renovated in 2018. The arena holds 90 shows per year and it is the first arena ever to be built in Colombia. The maximum capacity is up to 14,000 people. Telefónica's cell phone division Movistar bought the arena's naming rights, changing its name in March 2018 for the next 20 years.
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Movistar Arena
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Movistar Arena, previously known as Coliseo Cubierto El Campín, is an indoor sporting arena located in Bogotá, Colombia. It was built in 1973 and renovated in 2018. The arena holds 90 shows per year and it is the first arena ever to be built in Colombia. The maximum capacity is up to 14,000 people. Telefónica's cell phone division Movistar bought the arena's naming rights, changing its name in March 2018 for the next 20 years.
Traditional Dinner Show
Cantares 60´s y 70´s
17a45 Cl. 116
Traditional Dinner Show
Night Club / Karaoke
Haus Karaoke
17-30 Cl. 116
Night Club / Karaoke
Theater / Stand Up
TEATRO ABC
1722 Cl. 104
Theater / Stand Up
Movie Theater
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Movie Theater
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Teatro Nacional La Castellana
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Best Theater of Bogota
Dinner Show
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Cabaret Restaurante Show
1755 Cl. 109
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Dinner Show
Movie Theater
Cine Colombia
45-03 Cl. 185
Movie Theater

Neighborhoods

When you arrive in Bogota, there’s a place that everyone will start recommending to you as soon as your feet touch the ground in Bogota: La Candelaria. And you ask yourself, “what is La Candelaria?” Well, here I will tell you about this beautiful, enchanting and historic site in central Bogota. La Candelaria of Bogota is an area that is composed of 5 neighbourhoods that cover the Historic Center of Bogota and that have been described as having both cultural and historical importance. And this isn’t for nothing: it is here that the city of Bogota was founded in the year 1538. The history of La Candelaria is considerable and interesting, and so each of its paved streets bears a name from its history. Among the names that grab my attention are La Calle Pecado Mortal (Mortal Sin Street), which is so called because of an old man who used to wear a cape and hat and ask for money from those who were known to be in mortal sin. La Calle del Silencio (the Street of the Silence) which was the the quietest street in the Colonial times. These are just a couple of the many streets that bring La Candelaria’s history to life every day. In many of the original great houses that are part of La Candelaria, today there are museums, theaterss, bars, restaurants and various touristic spots that surely could be of interest to you; you can find these sites in our touristic map of La Candelaria. My recommendations in La Candelaria To eat: If you’re looking for somewhere to try typical dishes of Bogota, La Puerta Falsa (The False Door) is perfect for you. This restaurant serves exquisite and popular tamales, ajiaco (pronounced “ah-hee-a-ko”), which is a thick soup with delicious flavours and strips of chicken, traditional hot chocolate with almojábanas (fried bread) and cheese, aguapanela (cane sugar-water) and the un-missable deserts, all of which have been served by this restaurant for more than two centuries, delighting even the most demanding palates. Do you want to “rumbear” or, in other words, go dancing? There are many places to dance in La Candelaria, Bogota, but I’ll recommend two locations to you. The first is Quiebracanto: this club – bar caters to those wanting to dance Salsa and hosts live concerts. The other place is Goce Pagano (Pagan delight!), with more varied music and a familiar ambiance, which is a good place to enjoy all kinds of dance. My last recommendation, which is important, is that you don’t display objects of value in La Candelaria, as you’ll hear from the lips of many Bogotanians, “no des papaya” (literally, “don’t give papaya”, which means don’t give pickpockets and thieves an easy target). This is because there are lots of folks just waiting to spot an opportunity, that is to say, someone “giving papaya”. Also, be careful if you are considering walking on quiet and dark streets, because in Bogota there are many homeless people who live on the street.
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La Candelaria
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When you arrive in Bogota, there’s a place that everyone will start recommending to you as soon as your feet touch the ground in Bogota: La Candelaria. And you ask yourself, “what is La Candelaria?” Well, here I will tell you about this beautiful, enchanting and historic site in central Bogota. La Candelaria of Bogota is an area that is composed of 5 neighbourhoods that cover the Historic Center of Bogota and that have been described as having both cultural and historical importance. And this isn’t for nothing: it is here that the city of Bogota was founded in the year 1538. The history of La Candelaria is considerable and interesting, and so each of its paved streets bears a name from its history. Among the names that grab my attention are La Calle Pecado Mortal (Mortal Sin Street), which is so called because of an old man who used to wear a cape and hat and ask for money from those who were known to be in mortal sin. La Calle del Silencio (the Street of the Silence) which was the the quietest street in the Colonial times. These are just a couple of the many streets that bring La Candelaria’s history to life every day. In many of the original great houses that are part of La Candelaria, today there are museums, theaterss, bars, restaurants and various touristic spots that surely could be of interest to you; you can find these sites in our touristic map of La Candelaria. My recommendations in La Candelaria To eat: If you’re looking for somewhere to try typical dishes of Bogota, La Puerta Falsa (The False Door) is perfect for you. This restaurant serves exquisite and popular tamales, ajiaco (pronounced “ah-hee-a-ko”), which is a thick soup with delicious flavours and strips of chicken, traditional hot chocolate with almojábanas (fried bread) and cheese, aguapanela (cane sugar-water) and the un-missable deserts, all of which have been served by this restaurant for more than two centuries, delighting even the most demanding palates. Do you want to “rumbear” or, in other words, go dancing? There are many places to dance in La Candelaria, Bogota, but I’ll recommend two locations to you. The first is Quiebracanto: this club – bar caters to those wanting to dance Salsa and hosts live concerts. The other place is Goce Pagano (Pagan delight!), with more varied music and a familiar ambiance, which is a good place to enjoy all kinds of dance. My last recommendation, which is important, is that you don’t display objects of value in La Candelaria, as you’ll hear from the lips of many Bogotanians, “no des papaya” (literally, “don’t give papaya”, which means don’t give pickpockets and thieves an easy target). This is because there are lots of folks just waiting to spot an opportunity, that is to say, someone “giving papaya”. Also, be careful if you are considering walking on quiet and dark streets, because in Bogota there are many homeless people who live on the street.
Head to Parque de Usaquen, the center of what was once a village separate from the city, but now stands as one of the most popular meeting and recreation places in town. Take a break in the shade of the trees, watching locals go about their daily routines, and watch as lively street performers act, mime, and sing as they pass through the park. Have a look at the handicrafts and souvenirs on sale at the market stalls that pop up around the park, and treat yourself to a snack and a cold drink from one of the many vendors.
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Usaquén
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Head to Parque de Usaquen, the center of what was once a village separate from the city, but now stands as one of the most popular meeting and recreation places in town. Take a break in the shade of the trees, watching locals go about their daily routines, and watch as lively street performers act, mime, and sing as they pass through the park. Have a look at the handicrafts and souvenirs on sale at the market stalls that pop up around the park, and treat yourself to a snack and a cold drink from one of the many vendors.
Financial District
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Usaquén
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Financial District

Supermarkets

Carulla is a Colombian supermarket chain owned by Grupo Éxito and headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia. It was founded in 1905, and now is one of the largest supermarket companies in the country.
Carulla Santa Barbara
20 Bis
Carulla is a Colombian supermarket chain owned by Grupo Éxito and headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia. It was founded in 1905, and now is one of the largest supermarket companies in the country.
Neighborhood Supermarket
Frutiver 1A La Calleja
#1935 Calle 127A
Neighborhood Supermarket
Grupo Éxito traces its origins to a Medellín, Colombia family run textile business founded in 1949 by Gustavo Toro Quintero. Éxito is the Spanish word for success. In 1972 it transitioned into a hypermarket when it added supermarket products and in 1974 it began adding more locations.
Exito Unicentro
14a-1 Cl 127
Grupo Éxito traces its origins to a Medellín, Colombia family run textile business founded in 1949 by Gustavo Toro Quintero. Éxito is the Spanish word for success. In 1972 it transitioned into a hypermarket when it added supermarket products and in 1974 it began adding more locations.
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Carulla Pepe Sierra
1433 Carrera 15
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Drug Store & Super Market
Colsubsidio
71-21 Cl. 116
Drug Store & Super Market
All you need in one place. Super Market, Drug Store, Spirits Etc.
Éxito Express Avenida 19
10625 Cl 19
All you need in one place. Super Market, Drug Store, Spirits Etc.
Extra Discounted Super Market
Tiendas D1 La Calleja
125-90 Cra. 18 C
Extra Discounted Super Market
Lavandería Lavatex
14773 Avenida Carrera 19
Drycleaners
Lavandería Lavatex
48 Carrera 106
Drycleaners
Variety Store - Hardware - Electronics, Home, Kitchen Etc.
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Home Sentry Pepe Sierra
19-17 Avenida Calle 116
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Variety Store - Hardware - Electronics, Home, Kitchen Etc.
Variety Store - Hardware - Electronics, Home, Kitchen Etc.
Home Sentry Autonorte 127
45-81 Cl. 127c
Variety Store - Hardware - Electronics, Home, Kitchen Etc.
Variety Store - Hardware - Electronics, Home, Etc.
Homecenter - Cedritos
152a - 23 Ak. 9
Variety Store - Hardware - Electronics, Home, Etc.