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Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia
For an authentic Colombian meal, head to La Puerta Falsa Tamales, a small café that’s been in business since 1816 in the heart of Bogota's La Candelaria historic center. I stummbled upon this place and was immediately drawn in by the delicious...
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Calle 16 # 5-60/70, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
In the mist of my wandering around Bogota's historic La Candelaria section, I ran into a great galleria filled with local crafts of Colombia. A perfect stop to shop for gifts for friends and family.
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Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
By far, one of the coolest and most memorable things about Bogota is its eye catching, impressive graffiti art. Covering the majority of the wall space in the Candaliaria district of the city, you can’t help but notice nearly each wall as you walk...
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Chapinero, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Snack on street foods and regional dishes with Colombian culinary blogger Diana Holguin. She leads a three-hour Eats & Drinks walking tour in the food-centric Chapinero neighborhood. Five stops include a dessert shop that serves oblea (a...
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Bogotá’s museum of all things gold is one of Colombia’s greatest treasures. Yet despite the name, you’ll find more here than just the precious metal. In addition to stunning displays drawing on a collection of more than...
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La Macarena, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. The Macarena district is the center of the city’s art scene. La Peluqueria not only offers edgy haircuts but also exhibits contemporary paintings. At the Alonso Garces Galeria (pictured), installations and...
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Cl. 10 #5-72, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
In the historic Candelaria district, the 42-room Hotel de la Opera occupies two colonial townhouses and parts of a 1940s art deco mansion. Head up to the rooftop restaurant, El Mirador, to enjoy ajiaco (potato soup with corn, chicken, and aji...
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Galerias, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Not far from the Campin football stadium in Bogotá is a street lined with several blocks of craft stores. Here you can buy furniture to paint, beads to make jewelry, doll parts, yarn, and these ceramic religious pieces. Many of them offer classes...
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Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
Bogotá in notorious for the security of its taxis. The latest murder of a DEA agent in a taxi has made taxi safety an even more frequent topic among both locals and internationals. So, it is important to not hail taxis from the street. I use a...
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Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
We’re lucky. It’s IPA season in Bogota. Pronounced here as “eepa”, the IPAs don’t have quite the bitter, sucking-on-a-pine-cone quality Greg and I crave in the Sweetwaters or Coronado Islanders back home, but they are among the tastiest beers we’...
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Cra. 7 ##69A-22, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
A residential oasis in Bogota’s main business district, the 1945 hotel has been declared a National Historical Conservation Monument. The hotel has a great reputation for its intuitive staff, and its 24 sophisticated rooms and suites have a mix of...
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Cl. 70a ##9-44, Bogotá, Colombia
This wonderful cafe, located next to Bogota's Impact Hub, in the Zona G, is one of the best places in the city to get a coffee. With knowledgeable baristas like Manuel to guide you through the coffee experience, Cafe Cultor offers a unique...
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Esguerra worked at such local institutions as the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota and the Banco de la Republica before opening her own gallery in 2000. Many of the artists she represents are conceptual, including Pedro Ruiz and Carlos Alarcon. ...
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Cl. 70a #741, Bogotá, Colombia
Catalina Casas relocated her gallery from Miami to Bogotá in 2005 to promote emerging contemporary artists in Colombia. Notable names include multimedia artist Mateo López and Johanna Calle, known for her non-traditional drawing style. +57 1...
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Cra. 8 #69-24, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
The swanky Cabrera neighborhood is the setting for this sophisticated and design-forward boutique property. Interiors by designer Nini Andrade pleasantly contrast with the building’s modern concrete and glass facade. Decor emphasizes gold...
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Cl. 70 #4-63, Bogotá, Colombia
The patio here is the best place to indulge in pisco-based cocktails like the Lulo Sour, made from the lulo fruit, similar to an orange. Small plates combine Peruvian and Mediterranean flavors. Try the grilled octopus with parsley cream. Calle 70A...
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Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Near Plaza de Bolívar in the colonial Candelaria quarter, the city’s historic core, swing by La Puerta Falsa, a bakery and restaurant that has been run by the same family since 1816. Order the chocolate...
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Cl. 11 ###5-60, Bogotá, Colombia
The brick-walled Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, designed by legendary Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona, is dedicated to the country’s Nobel Prize–winning writer. Lectures and literary events feature some of Colombia’s most renowned...
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Carrera 18A #104 - 77, Bogotá, Colombia
Up-and-coming Colombian artists designed the one and two-bedroom units at 104 Art Suites in the Usaquén neighborhood. The result is 22 accommodations with quirky décor, such as the voyeuristic Suite 601, which features convex mirrors and...
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Los Mártires, Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
As an off shoot of a walking tour of Bogota Historic Center, our guide took us to this market at our request (by taxi). It was just amazing! So many beautiful tropical fruits and other interesting things to look at. If you like visiting markets...
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Cl. 10 #5-72, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
When I travel I love to stay in hotels that remind me of home (or my dream home). In Bogotá, I found myself completely at home at Casa Medina. The hotel, located in the Rosales neighborhood, has 58 rooms which are split between an old and new...
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Bogota, Colombia
Galeria Café Libro, on a side street just off Bogotá's upscale Parque 93, is the place to show off your salsa moves on the weekend. Open until 3 a.m., the colorful and sprawling space features two dance floors, a stage for the frequent live music...
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Calle 119 Con Carrera 6a, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
The Usaquén artisan's market is a necessary stop for any traveler spending a Sunday in Bogotá. The cobblestone streets of the traditional neighborhood fill up with artists' booths selling everything from emeralds to piggybanks painted with...
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Set within the Banco de la República’s museum complex, the Botero Museum offers a sampling of paintings and sculptures by famed Colombian artist Fernando Botero, best known for his still lifes and his exaggeratedly rotund human...
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Tv. 4 Bis #57-52, Bogotá, Colombia
Even when traveling with a Bogota native, it was hard to find Mini-mal, a Colombian fusion restaurant tucked away in a nondescript Chapinero apartment building. While this makes entering feel exclusive and hip, the ambiance is quite the opposite....
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Cl. 122 #17-17, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
If anyone knows where to get a good sweet, it's your grandmother, and Yanuba is packed with them (grandmothers and sweets). This european style cafe and bakery has been serving the Santa Barbara shopping district of Bogota since 1947. Sit down for...
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Botero is famous for his curves and Museo Botero in central Bogota displays an impressive collection of his colorful voluptuous art and smooth bronze and marble sculptures. Personal favorites were what must of been a tongue-in-cheek rendition of...
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Calle 77 # 20C-48, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Colombia native José Roca, former curator of Latin American art at the Tate in London, started his independent gallery two years ago and focuses on artists who deal with themes surrounding nature and the earth. +57 1 6751425
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Parque De La Sal, Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Deep inside the Zipaquira salt mines, a ramp leads to the three-nave Roman Catholic church and 14 smaller chapels that make up the Catedral de Sal. The church began as a small chapel where miners could pray, but it has grown into a labyrinth of...