Bogota is a cosmopolitan city of almost 8 million people, sits high in the Andes Mountain Range – soaring at 2,640 meters (8,660 feet) above sea level, to be precise. As the third highest capital city in South America, behind Quito and La Paz, this plateau city enjoys beautiful views of the mountains and mild weather, with an average temperature of 15°-20°.
Bogotá is renowned for the remarkable preservation of its colonial and baroque architecture, predominantly in its spectacular historic district, dating back to the city’s founding in 1538. Throughout Bogotá’s many neighbourhoods, lined with Victorian houses and red brick buildings, you will find stunning examples of Colombia’s rich culture. Throughout the year, there are hundreds of festivals related to music, street theatre, literature, and art, meaning that there is always a plethora of experiences to keep visitors busy and entertained.
Bogotá is also gaining a great deal of distinction as a top gastronomic destination in Latin America. International chefs and Colombian chefs that have trained abroad are flocking to Bogotá to start cutting-edge restaurants with unique culinary approaches and delicious flair. Furthermore, Bogotá’s sophisticated hotels, chic boutiques, designer shops, and thriving nightlife are turning Bogotá into ‘South America’s next capital of cool’, according to Forbes.
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