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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.
Library
“With over 1 million books, the Luis Ángel Arango Library is one of the most important public libraries in Latin America as well as a cultural draw. It includes a concert hall, an events center and art expositions. The library's bookshop is a good source of publications related to Colombia. Entry is free. Mon - Sun 8 am - 8 pm banrepcultural.org”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bar
“Zona T is a very popular pedestrian zone in Bogota with lots of bars. These are some good options: Bogotá Beer Company: It’s Bogota + beer. Nothing could go wrong. Pravda: try the martinis and small plates. The Irish Pub: more beer and cozy indoors. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Café
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“because is an emblematic and old little town into the city with the best restaurants in Bogotá”
  • 44 locals recommend
Planetarium
“Observatorio de las estrellas, hermoso edificio en donde también hay una sala de exposición y diversos espacios culturales. Observatory of the stars, beautiful building where there is also a showroom and various cultural spaces.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Centro Comercial con almacenes de ropa, restaurantes, casas de cambio y cine (Hollywood y cinearte). Mall with clothing retailers, restaurants, exchange houses and a movie theater (Hollywood & artsy).”
  • 30 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Restaurants and elegant hotels are concentrated in the Zona G (the G stands for Gourmet), which in recent years has become a major Bogotá dining destination. ZONA G is the neighborhood where the flat is. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Place to eat
“El Retiro features “La Plaza de Andrés,” which is essentially a welcoming food court with loads of Colombian food options. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gay Bar
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“Possibly the largest gay nightclub in Latin America, has 13 rooms of live music.”
  • 33 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Amazing cinema where you can have cocktails and some days you can also dance”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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
Park
“This a great park to go for a stroll, it runs along two streets and is sorrounded by great cafes, restaurants and bars. highly recommend on a weekend. ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bus Station
“The botanic garden of Bogota offers tons of nature when you need it the most. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nature
“This is a great path to take in the early morning. You will go up for a 40 min walk thorugh Bogota's "Cerro" (nice mountain surrounding Bogota) and will get to the top to enjoy one of the finest views of the city...not known by many people...it is a fantastic morning treck”
  • 38 locals recommend
Entertainment
“A trendy, block full of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars. Full of people.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Learn about Colombia's history in this museum that used to be a prison! There's a nice exhibit to honor the victims of Colombia's internal conflict. Plenty of good lunch options nearby.”
  • 14 locals recommend