Not everyone remembers that Bogota It was known as Santa Fé de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000. Later its name was officially changed to Bogotá. The capital also has the honor of being the third highest capital in the world on the sea level (8,612 ft).
Despite the criticism negative Given by the US government, the number of tourists arriving in the city has increased considerably. If you want to visit the city, here are a few places that you should not miss:
- La Candelaria
It is one of the most famous and historical neighborhoods in Bogotá. The neighborhood is full of beautiful old houses, churches, and educational buildings. Tourists will find graffiti on almost every house, many of these graffiti are true works of art. Tourists can visit the Botero Museum, the Luis Ángel Arango Library (the most famous library in Latin America and the one that houses more than 1 million books), the Colón theater (it is a very famous theater that was made in 1892) and the Gold Museum (it is one of the most important museums in Latin America and houses more than 36,000 pieces of gold).
Bogotá is a city that is located almost 8,000 meters above sea level and therefore is bound to have some incredible mountain regions. Monserrate is a mountain that dominates the city and stands at almost 10,341 feet. There are only two restaurants in the mountains, Santa Clara (Colombian cuisine only) and San Isidro (French cuisine).
- Plaza de Toros Santamaría
Today, it is commonly known as the Santamaría building. Although some runs are made, it is also used for different celebrations.
COLOMBIA TRAVEL GUIDE - Things to do in BOGOTA - Budget Backpacking South America travel vlog (March 2023)