Bogota, the capital of Colombia is one of the most visited tourist destinations. If you are visiting Bogota for the first time, it will take three days for you to explore its famous attractions. Below are a few places to visit in Bogota, which you can’t afford to miss.
Visit La Candelaria
La Candelaria is the cultural hub of Bogota. Here you will find most of the tourists and travelers, who are wandering to explore the most amazing culture of this city. La Candelaria is home to the most popular tourist attractions in Bogota.
Besides, there is a variety of shopping facilities, restaurants, and bars. This place refers to the colonial era of Bogota. While roaming through the streets, you can come across 300-year-old buildings.
The exterior and interior of the churches outshine the architecture of modern buildings. You can start your journey at the Plaza de Bolivar, which commemorates the struggle of a liberator named Simon Bolivar.
Museo del Oro
The Museo del Oro (The Gold Museum) is the most visited tourist spot, which surely stands out as the most stunning and well-preserved museums of South America. Here, you can witness more than 55,000 pieces of gold and other precious elements.
Iglesia de San Francisco
The construction of this church dates back to 1557. It is the oldest surviving church in the history of Bogota. Besides, its age, the altarpiece of this church is the largest of all churches constructed in Bogota. The craftsmanship and preserving efforts are simply outstanding.
Those who are familiar with the artist Fernando Botero, they must have an idea what this museum is all about. Fernando Botero was the person who made major contributions while donating his artworks. Apart from Botero’s work, you will also see some amazing paintings created by the Picasso, Dali, Monet, Chagall, Renoir, and Miro.
Visit the Monserrate
Monserrate is easily visible from the various parts of the Bogota valley. It serves as the symbol of proud for Bogota. You can enjoy some spectacular views from the top. On a clear day, Parque Nacional Natural is clearly visible from Monserrate.
However, in order to make your trip more enjoyable, try not to visit this place on Sunday. The place is overly crowded during this day of the week, which makes it difficult to climb up the Monserrate.
Andres Carne De Res
Andres Carne De Res is a popular restaurant, located in the town of Chia. The restaurant is famous for its meat, which is highly recommended. Especially, the suckling pig is the most unforgettable delicacies of this eatery.
Karen’s ribs is also on the menu, which is the best food that you can eat during your trip to Bogota. The 75 pages long menu gives a clear message that everyone can enjoy his/her desired food while visiting this restaurant. Besides the gourmet food, Andres Carne De Res is also popular for its engaging atmosphere and pleasant vibe.
This is the best place to visit on a weekend when this restaurant transforms into a nightclub. So you can dance and enjoy the music throughout the night.