Collected by Jenny Tieman
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...
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...
Cra. 3 #12-72, La Candelaria, Bogotá, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Every Sunday for the last 35 years, Bogota has closed about 75 miles of city streets to regular traffic. The streets fill with bikers, runners, skaters, walkers, food vendors and other hawkers. Open spaces offer free yoga and aerobics classes....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia
Made famous by Anthony Bourdain, La Puerta Falsa has been in business since 1816. Like most places in Colombia, with hundreds of years to perfect a dish the tamales here are insane. The mixed (pork/chicken) tamales (6,500 COP) completely blew my...
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....
555 NW 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA
This Cuban hideaway has been tucked in the Pearl in plain sight long before all the condos and redevelopment. It was an outpost that you could find the likes of Bill Maher at the bar after his standup show downtown. I had a waitress I got to know...
LAS PAVAS, Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
From Hacienda Venecia, an oasis in the mountains south of Medellin and west of Bogota, you can trace the journey of coffee from dirt to cup. Take a stroll among Hacienda Venecia's lush green gardens and meandering streams while discovering how...
Carrera 6 # 119B-52, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
At Abasto you'll find the best of everything and will never want to leave. We went for lunch, and it was absolutely delicious. I ordered the sopa de tortilla, a large glass of rosé, and sat upstairs in the small, but well decorated balcony. The...
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...
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
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...
Cra. 10 #29-29, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
This cool spot in the the hip neighborhood of Getsemani right across from Plaza de la Trinidad boasts a retractable roof, making the tables open air, with a vista over the old dilapidated walls of the building that was in ruins when the owner,...
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...