Top 5: Things to Do in Bogotá, Colombia

by Anne Flannery

Aug 26, 2018

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You will want to take advantage of every aspect of Bogotá and there are many. From the markets and the architecture to the views and the agriculture, you will have no problem filling your time while you are there. For the sake of focusing, here is a top five of what you can do to occupy your days.


Bolivar Square

Here you will find the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. This is a beautiful example of Colonial architecture. located within Bolivar Square, the main square of Bogota containing many municipal buildings.


Coffee Farm

If you are in Colombia, not only do you have the chance to drink some of the best coffee in the world, but you can see how it is farmed and distributed. Destino Bogota offers a six-hour tour at around $95 a person. It is worth the experience and includes a coffee tasting and lunch.



If you are a foodie, then get thee to the Paloquemao Market. Go early in the morning and wander the food stalls for hours.



For beautiful views, go to Cerro de Monserrate for a view of the city. This place was considered sacred in pre-Columbian times and retains its idyllic quality in spite of the tourism. It is accessible by funicular and hiking.


Salt Cathedral

This is an underground church, built in a salt mine, and considered one of the most impressive architectural feats of Colombia.

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