Colombia’s capital, located on a vast plain 2,600 metres above sea level, is a vibrant and exciting destination to learn Spanish. With eight million inhabitants it has a cosmopolitan vibe and you will never be lost for something to do. As well as boasting some of the best restaurants and bars in the country, Bogota is also a culture-lovers paradise with museums and art galleries galore. No trip to Colombia would be complete without a visit to the amazing Museo de Oro (The Gold Museum), home to the country’s largest collection of pre-hispanic gold treasures. And don’t be daunted by the big city buzz: the stunning colonial architecture of the historic quarter (La Candelaria) is easily explored on foot and the capital is extremely well connected by a network of cheap and efficient public transport.
Bogota has an impressive amount of parks and open spaces as well as the popular Sunday ciclovia where the city’s main avenues fill with locals and tourists alike, flocking to the pedestrianised streets to cycle, jog and generally embrace the spirit of the outdoors. And as if this wasn’t enough, Bogota’s central geographical location leaves it perfectly placed for weekend trips to the beautiful countryside nearby or catching a short flight to the coast for a few days in the Caribbean sunshine!
Below you’ll find a collection of our favourite things to do and places to stay in Bogota. If you’d like to know more or think we’ve missed something great, let us know!