What to do in Bogota in one day

09:00 – Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia

09:30 – La Candelaria Neighborhood

10:30 – Cafe San Alberto Museo Del Oro

11:00 – Gold Museum

12:30 – Lunch at La Puerta Falsa

14:00 – Bogota Botanical Garden

16:00 – Juan Valdez Cafe

17:00 – Usaquen Flea Market

18:30 – Mount Monserrate

19:30 – Dinner at Casa San Isidro

21:00 – Live Music at El Sitio

22:30 – Armando Records

23:59 – El Coq Bogota

 

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What you should absolutely know about Bogota

City highlights, food & drinks, expressions, weather, how to get there and how to get around

Vibrant, energetic Bogotà is referred to as Columbia’s heartbeat. During your Bogota day trips, see the perfect balance of old and new – its cobbled historic La Candelaria juxtaposes hip, sophisticated bars and restaurants. You can explore perfectly preserved 300-year-old buildings to include ornately decorated churches, such as the Iglesias Museo de Santa Clara and the Iglesias de San Francisco, then lose yourself among 55,000 pieces of gold in the Gold Museum. The city is divided into 20 districts within the city sections – El Centro is the downtown area; the South is the poorer area; El Occidente houses the city’s sports arenas and parks; the North is the most modern area filled with new developments

In Bogota, get your fill of museums from the Museo del Oro or Gold Museum, to the Museo Botero – a collection of paintings and sculptures by Columbian artist Fernando Botero. Finally, try to venture outside the city limits to visit a local working coffee plantation

Try Columbia’s national dish – a platter of rice, beans, beef, chorizo, chicharron (pork rind), arepa (maize flatbread), avocado, plantano, and fried egg – known as bandeja paisa. Even more local, Bogota’s signature dish, ajiaco, a chicken, potato, and corn soup with rice and avocado

You’ll find Columbian is quite similar to Spanish. “Hola” (pronounced: O La) means hello.“Me haces el favor…” (pronounced: Meh HASes L faVOR) is Columbian for “Do me the favor,” utilized in a similar manner as “Would you please (get me the fish platter)?”

Bogota features wet and dry seasons with an average temperature of 58 degrees. The wettest months are usually April, May, September, October, and November with average precipitation of 5 inches and temperature highs in the 60s and lows in the mid 40s

Fly into El Dorado International Airport (BOG) then catch a taxi for a quick 20 minute ride to downtown, or utilize one of the three bus systems: regular, Transmilenio, and SITP Urbano Buses. They vary in price, commute time and stops

Bogota’s once gridline streets have drastically changed, you’ll notice plenty of diagonals, irregular blocks, and turns cutting through the neighborhoods. You’ll definitely want a map if you do not want to get lost in the city

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