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Things to do in Bogota

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“Museo del Oro, or Gold Museum, is perhaps the most famous museum in Bogotá and Colombia. It is one of the most spectacular exhibits of pre-Hispanic art, culture and tradition ever displayed”
  • 257 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Viewpoint is great to see the whole City at night is wonderful... Places to eat and Drink canelazo while enjoy there”
  • 284 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“La Candelaria is the heart of Bogotá! beautiful neighborhood with plenty to see, museums, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. ”
  • 192 locals recommend
Park
“Nice small park surrounded by upscale bars and restuarants. The nightlife is more laid back, for something a little more wild Zona T is better.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Park
“This is about 2 blocks from the Botanical Garden, and is another large park for exploring, taking pictures, and enjoying the outdoors. Also important, it's free!”
  • 158 locals recommend
Women's Store
“Nearest Mall, perhaps the most important and most frequented in all of Bogota.”
  • 118 locals recommend
History Museum
“It's one of the most important places in Bogota, there you can learn about Colombia's history from colonization to present. The architecture is also stunning and imponent.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Plaza
“Main square with a lot of history. You can book free walking tour in english or spanish at the Tourism office located at the Casa de los comuneros.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Fernando Botero is one of Colombia’s most famous artists, known for his unique style that depicts people and animals with large, exaggerated or fat features. Even if you aren’t too interested in art, you’ll find Botero’s work lighthearted and unlike anything you’ve seen before. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Historic village eaten by the big city. Great restaurants. Don't miss the Sunday flea market.”
  • 123 locals recommend
Nature
“Great green and peaceful area with playgrounds for kids, pet friendly areas, running and biking path and simply fresh air to walk around. ”
  • 79 locals recommend
Park
“We can take you to the Botanical Garden. $20 USD ($50,000 COP). Prices DO NOT include admission tickets.”
  • 73 locals recommend
Theatre
“Maravilloso, grandes conciertos y obras Wonderfull, great concerts and theater plays”
  • 45 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Botero is a figurative artist and sculptor from Medellín, Colombia. He’s known for his unique style, also called by some as Boterismo. He’s considered one of the most recognized living artists in Latin American, therefor he is the most acclaimed Colombian artist. In 2000 he donated and art collection to the Banco de la República (Bank of the Republic), which became the Botero Museum. This collection is composed by 208 art pieces, 123 are of his own work and the remaining 85 are international artists from his private collection, including 14 Impressionist paintings (including oils by Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Pissarro), four Picassos, and works by Dali, Miro, Chagall, Ernst, de Kooning, Klimt, Rauschenberg, Giacometti, and Calder.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Park
“Excelente sitio para hacer deporte, salir en pareja o pasar un rato de tranquilidad. // Excellent place to play sports, go out as a couple or spend some quiet time.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A historic shopping mall that has a bit of everything... restaurants, shops, movie theater, etc.”
  • 50 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“La Puerta Falsa is a Bogotá institution and perhaps the oldest restaurant and snack bar in the city. It isn’t just a restaurant, it’s an experience for anyone looking for authentic and traditional Colombian fare.You can’t miss out on their hot chocolate or agua de panela. Even though they serve small plates, we suggest going with an empty stomach and trying a little bit of everything they have to offer. Sun: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Mon: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Tue: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Wed: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Thu: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Fri: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm Sat: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm”
  • 58 locals recommend
Theatre
“Most of the time, this theater features works performed by local theater companies.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For locals it may seem a bit expensive given that it is "simple local cuisine" but you'll enjoy well-prepared Colombian food in a nice setting within walking distance.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Great Thai restaurant. Awesome for sushi and for elaborate dishes. Host highly recommends!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant / Bar owned by Carolos Vives, great Colombian food and drinks with live music every night.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Call days ahead for reservations or arrive early. Cool place with live music in the evenings.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“Mini Mal, is our favorite restaurant. We enjoy having exotic natural fruit juices, like: copoazu, asai, granadilla or passion fruit. It is the perfect place to eat healthy and tasty receipts made with traditional colombian ingredients.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is restaurant chain in the country. It is a Colombian representation of Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Cambodian food, among others. The unique characteristic of this place is that dishes are prepared using ingredients from local communities.”
  • 16 locals recommend

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