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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
“So good that it should not be missed! There's time for cultural activities too. The Gold Museum is a great opportunity for you to make a different view of the way indigenous tribes were using the gold, not only as a symbol of wealth but also as a piece of jewelry for their armors, especially the chiefs of their communities. You will find this and much more inside this beautiful place called: Museo del Oro.”
  • 251 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“From here you get a lovely view of the city. I suggest taking the cablecar to reach the top. ”
  • 276 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.”
  • 176 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
Plaza
“La Macarena is situated in the city centre, which to my point of view is the most interesting part of Bogotá. Here, in the centre, the modern and the folkloric, the rich and the poor Colombia converge. In taxi you are in 5 minutes (no traffic jam included) at the main square of Bogotá, the Plaza Bolivar, where the presidential palace and the other political institutions of the country are situated. In only a stroll, you will pass by emerald miners sell their green diamonds and get to know the site where the popular politician Jorge Eliecer Gaitán was assassinated in the year 1948 which started a large scale civil war.”
  • 91 locals recommend
History Museum
“A Must :-) It is the oldest in the country and one of the oldest in the continent, built in 1823. Its fortress architecture is built in stone and brick. The plant includes arches, domes and columns forming a sort of Greek cross over which 104 prison cells are distributed, with solid wall façade. The museum houses a collection of over 20,000 pieces including works of art and objects representing different national history periods. Permanent exhibitions present archeology and ethnography samples from Colombian artefacts dating 10,000 years BC, up to twentieth century indigenous and afro- Colombian art and culture.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This sculptor is probably the most famous in Colombia, and there’s a ton of his stuff here. If you’re into art, this is the place for you!”
  • 62 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“You mustn't miss out on this. An eclectic experience of food drinks, music and a particular scenery. Worth every penny. Go to either Andres DC in Bogotá (Zona T at El Retiro Shopping Mall ) or to Andrés Carne de Res Chía for the best party of your life ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“La Candelaria is the original city center and is full of older buildings and close to the government's main buildings.”
  • 171 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“The original one is in Chia (about an hour's drive but the place is worth it!). Great ambiance for dining and partying/dancing in a fun setting. They have another place, Andrés DC, in walking distance yet it is not as good as the one in Chia. Ideally make reservations or arrive early. Plan to leave late! Or, should you be going with children, go at lunch time.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Park
“We can take you to the Botanical Garden. $20 USD ($50,000 COP). Prices DO NOT include admission tickets.”
  • 67 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. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Teatro de Cristóbal Colón (The Christopher Columbus Theatre), also known as the "Teatro Colón", is located in Bogotá, Colombia and it is the nation's National Theatre. It was built in the Neoclassical style by the Italian architect Pietro Cantini in 1885 and inaugurated on 27 October 1892 [1] on the occasion of the fourth centenary of the discovery of America with a performance of Verdi's Ernani. [2] The auditorium was constructed in the tradition horseshoe-shape and modelled on the layout of the Palais Garnier in Paris, but only about half the size.[1] The Colón Theatre was declared a National Monument on 11 August 1975, and underwent renovations for three years.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Very nice neighborhood, in the north of bogota Calle 118 & 6th. Lots of restaurants, nice to go on sundays, there is a fair of lots of little merchants. Check out the new BOHO building inside of it restaurants, bars, coffee market, it is 4 floors of gourmet food. in this area I also recommend restaurant La Mar, peruvian food, and La puerta de Alcala, spanish food. Friday and saturdays they have flamenco show. ”
  • 108 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.”
  • 51 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“You mustn't miss out on this. An eclectic experience of food drinks, music and a particular scenery. Worth every penny. Go to either Andres DC in Bogotá (Zona T at El Retiro Shopping Mall ) or to Andrés Carne de Res Chía for the best party of your life ”
  • 128 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
“The original one is in Chia (about an hour's drive but the place is worth it!). Great ambiance for dining and partying/dancing in a fun setting. They have another place, Andrés DC, in walking distance yet it is not as good as the one in Chia. Ideally make reservations or arrive early. Plan to leave late! Or, should you be going with children, go at lunch time.”
  • 91 locals recommend
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”
  • 52 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.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant / Bar owned by Carolos Vives, great Colombian food and drinks with live music every night.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Great Thai restaurant. Awesome for sushi and for elaborate dishes. Host highly recommends!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Un sitio agradable, la comida es muy deliciosa y rápida, excelente pizza para acompañar con un delicioso vino y disfrutar de un almuerzo cena agradable. Observaciones: Únicamente para pago en efectivo.”
  • 23 locals recommend

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