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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.”
  • 253 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“From here you get a lovely view of the city. I suggest taking the cablecar to reach the top. ”
  • 281 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
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.”
  • 177 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!”
  • 159 locals recommend
Women's Store
“Nearest Mall, perhaps the most important and most frequented in all of Bogota.”
  • 118 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
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
  • 4 Experiences
Neighborhood
“Eusaquillo (today the Jet of Quevedo) was a resting place of the Muisca ruler called Zipa. It is believed that in this place Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded, on August 6, 1538, what would become the City of Bogotá. The town, takes the name of the church of the Candelaria (like the neighborhood, which begins to form since 1960) .1 In April 1539, the formal foundation was developed in the current Plaza de Bolívar. There the original layout of the city is established, establishing the Plaza Mayor and the place of the main church, which later would be the Primada Cathedral of Bogotá.”
  • 181 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
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!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Park
“We can take you to the Botanical Garden. $20 USD ($50,000 COP). Prices DO NOT include admission tickets.”
  • 71 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
Neighborhood
“Usaquen is a small neighborhood in the north of the city along the Cra 7a expressway but about 60 streets further north. It used to be a town not part of the city but as the city grew, it was incorporated as a neighborhood. Is next to a nice big shopping mall that also captures some historical architecture (Hacienda Santa Barbara) and one of the most prestigious hospitals of the city (Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota). In Usaquen you will find small streets filled with art stores, cafes, restaurants. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Theater
“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
  • 1 Experience
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.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“A historic shopping mall that has a bit of everything... restaurants, shops, movie theater, etc.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Café
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“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”
  • 53 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”
  • 53 locals recommend
Theater
“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
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
Bar
“Call days ahead for reservations or arrive early. Cool place with live music in the evenings.”
  • 19 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“The best restaurant in Colombia! Master´chef Jorge Rausch restaurant is the best!”
  • 15 locals recommend

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