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How to spend top weekend in Bogota - ideas on extraordinary attractions and sites

Monasterio de las Hermanas Carmelitas - Bogota Already visited the most important sights in Bogota and now want to see them all from a bird's eye view? Go to the Teleferico cable car, and in a matter of minutes, it will take you to the top of the Monserrate Mountain (Cerro de Monserrate ). It offers truly fantastic views, while the very cable car ride gives a lot of unforgettable impressions. After enjoying the panorama of the city and making dozens of memorable photos, do not rush to leave this amazing place. Be sure to stroll through eucalyptus forests covering the slopes of the mountain. Incredibly quiet and picturesque, they are among the most beautiful and peaceful places in the city.
Photogallery of Cerro de Monserrate:
Bogota is located on the western slope of the Cordillera, in a ditch much above the sea level. The city was initially founded on the bank of the Rio San Francisco River. Nowadays this river … Open
Like independent walks when there is no need to be distracted by hurried stories of the guide? Then go to colorful Santa Fe (Santafe ) district - an ideal place for hiking and new discoveries. The history of this area is incredibly interesting. Once upon a time, it was inhabited by the Muisca people, and the colonization of the region by the Spaniards began with this region. At the beginning of the 16th century, the city of Santa Fe de Bogota was founded here. In the 18th century, it was declared the capital of the new state - The Viceroyalty of New Granada.
But you shouldn't expect that historic buildings are the only feature of the picturesque district. Walking along its quiet streets, you can see the real masterpieces of modern art - colorful graffiti adorning the walls of local houses and fences. Some of them are executed in the ultramodern style, while others are devoted to the most important historical events that are directly related to Santa Fe (Santafe ). Some streets look rather like art galleries in the open air, and the presence of interesting shops and national restaurants makes walking around the downtown even more fascinating. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Bogota is also not deprived of a variety of entertainment centers. One of the most unusual and popular is the entertainment center, Divercity. Here, young visitors are invited to try … Open
After a long walk through the narrow streets, head to the Bolívar Square (Plaza de Bolívar ) and pay attention to street vendors who usually stand on the sidewalks with their colorful stalls. They sell a lot of interesting souvenirs: amulets, beautiful handmade jewelry, and traditional national-style figurines.


Photogallery of Plaza de Bolívar:
N. Sra. de Las Aguas Feeling hungry? Seek help from the same street vendors who set up their tents near the main square and offer a variety of treats and exotic fruits. If you don't want to get lost in the variety of national delicacies, pay special attention to tents with pastries. Here you can buy delicious freshly-baked donuts, buns, and special cheesecakes at really attractive prices.
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The restaurants dedicated to the national cuisine offer their guests to try numerous unique and exotic dishes. The local cuisine is distinguished by the widest choice of meat dishes, spicy … Open
If you want to bring a truly unusual souvenir from Bogota, look for one of the young artists next to the square. At first glance, it may seem that these artists are doing something completely meaningless. They use ordinary canvases to paint with spray paints - the very ones that graffiti artists use. Paintings made in this way look incredible.
To "shine bright like a diamond" before the night entertainment, be sure to perform an important national ritual - let professional shoeshiners to clean your shoes, they are also easy to find near any large square. An excellent end of the day would be dinner in music Gaira cafe. This is more than just a cafe, the interior of the institution is striking in the abundance of unique accessories dedicated to music, as well as original decorations made by the owners of the cafe. Gaira cafe is a permanent venue for musical concerts where you can taste national dishes, listening to nice modern music.
Diversity of cultures remains the main feature of the residents of Bogota. The city really amazes visitors by its heritage as it is inhabited by various ethnic classes. The native people of … Open

Parque Mundo-Aventura Attractions

You can remember your childhood and have fun in the Parque Mundo-Aventura while on vacation in Bogota. It is located near the capital of Colombia. This place is filled with greenery. There are many interesting rides here. These are, for example, locomotives, "crazy" buses, electric cars, and steep water slides. You will visit a mini safari and ride the big Ferris wheel in the park. You will look at Bogota from a height on it.
Bogota hacia el Sur You will also try the catapult at the Parque Mundo-Aventura. You can also enjoy bungee jumping. The principle of such an extreme attraction is that you will be tied to a rubber rope that has a long length, and you will jump down. You will rise up when the rope is stretched as much as possible. This will happen several times. The thrill is guaranteed to you!
Start your observation of the city by making a walk in the central area of Bogota. Here is located the oldest square of the city called Plaza Bolivar. The square was founded in the beginning … Open

Entertainment on Laguna De Tota Lake

Do you love nature and water activities? Then Laguna de Tota Lake will appeal to you. It is one of the sights of Bogota. You will have great leisure on the beach. Its sand is white. You will take a tour of the sanctuary of the Muisca Indians. It is located next to Playa Blanca beach. You will get the opportunity to catch rainbow trout here. If you want a more active holiday, you can rent a boat. You will reach 3 small Lake Islands on it. Laguna de Total is also famous for its diving services. Therefore, you can take a scuba dive to see the inhabitants of the lake and explore its bottom.
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Outdoor Activity of Chicamocha National Park

If you are a fan of extreme entertainment, then you are sure to find something that suits your interests in Chickamocha National Park. It was opened in 2006. It is located along the canyon of the same name. Exotic birds and goats are found here. You can admire them while walking or horseback riding in the park. You can also ride a mountain bike or buggy or go fishing. There is an opportunity to fly over the canyon on a paraglide or try Abseiling. This is a descent on a rope on a steep slope. If you want to admire Chicamocha from a height, then go on a small trip by cable car. Its length is 6.4 kilometers.
Bogotá offers a huge choice of various entertainments for those people who enjoy spending their free time outdoors, like visiting numerous interesting shops and attending fascinating … Open

Montserrat Mountain Journey

Bogota is close to Montserrat Mountain. It has a height of 500 meters. This mountain is depicted in advertising brochures and on postcards. The church is located here. It was built in the 17th century. You can reach this place in several ways. It can be a long but free walk. You can also get here in a few minutes by monorail or cable car. You will pay 8,500 pesos for this. If you prefer hiking to the mountain top, then use the trail for this. It was paved with stone slabs in 1980. Steps were made on the steepest parts of it.
Centro Financiero - Bogota You look at the sculptural compositions during such an ascent. They symbolize the way of Jesus Christ to Calvary, his crucifixion and resurrection. A trip by monorail or cable car will allow you to see the picturesque surroundings of the city. You can admire the panorama of Bogota and the nearby Guadalupe Mounts when you reach the Montserrat top. You will select one of the observation decks for this.
1. Travelers are recommended to move around the city only during the daytime. The best way to explore the local attractions and places of interest is in a company of a group of tourists … Open

Excursion to the Salt Cathedral, Located Underground

There is an active Catholic Cathedral in the small city of Zipaquirá, 50 kilometers north of the capital of Colombia. It is located at a depth of 200 meters underground. If you like unusual sights then go for a tour there. It lasts for 60 minutes. It is a complex of caves built in the mines where salt is extracted.
Bogota There are many tunnels and narrow passages in it. They alternate with rooms of different sizes and purposes. There are rainbow lights here. Therefore, the space of the Cathedral will make a strong impression on you. The guide will tell you about the history of the Salt Cathedral, and about how salt is extracted and processed. You will also have the opportunity to feel like a miner. You will be able to work with a pickaxe and visit the farthest areas of the Cathedral, which are not illuminated.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Bogota and around
♥   Art museum 'Bogotá Museum of Modern Art (MAMBO)' Bogotá, 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gold Museum' Bogotá, 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Public palaces near Bogota
♥   Palace 'Palacio Lievano' , 5.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palacio de Nariño' , 5.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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