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Plaza de Bolivar

Enormous and austere, Bogota’s broad, bricked central plaza was designed in 1553 to be the gathering place for tens of thousands at the hub of the federal government. Once known simply as the Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza) and serving as home to the city market, the plaza is a classic example of monumental Spanish civil engineering. Some of Bogota's most important edifices sit in the area: the soaring neoclassical national cathedral; the appropriately federalist capitol building; French neoclassical Edificio Liévano, seat of city government; and the ultra-modern stylized arches of the imposing Palace of Justice, most recently rebuilt after a 1985 terrorist attack.

At the center of it all is the statue of Simón Bolívar, erected in 1846 to honor the man who liberated so much of South America from the Spanish.

Unless there’s a festival or political rally, the enormous brick expanse is fairly quiet, quickly crisscrossed by crisply suited officials talking seriously into cell phones, vendors selling snacks, souvenirs and photos with adorably outfitted llamas, and the constant thrum of pigeon wings as great flocks whirl around endlessly. The people-watching is outstanding, and you’re a stone's throw from a dozen museums, churches and other attractions well worth seeing.

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Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride, Bogotá, null
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Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

4.5 star rating: Recommended 51 Reviews

Explore the city of Bogotá on this guided sightseeing tour to some of the most famous attractions in the city! Walk through the cobblestone streets of La ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 or 8 hrs

From USD $67.50
Bogotá Small-Group Sightseeing Tour with Shopping at Zona Rosa, Bogotá, Full-day Tours
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Bogotá Small-Group Sightseeing Tour with Shopping at Zona Rosa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Get to know colonial Bogotá on a half-day city sightseeing tour! Stroll through the charming streets of La Candelaria, noting the contrast with the city’s ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $46.00
Bogotá City Pass, Bogotá, City Tours
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Bogotá City Pass

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

The Bogota Pass Card is the smart tourism card that gives national and international tourists the opportunity to explore the city in an easy, safe and ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $50.00
Bogotá by Night City Tour, Bogotá, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Bogotá by Night City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Discover the city of Bogotá at night on this sightseeing tour! See the city lights of Colombia’s capital as you travel around the city with your ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.75
La Candelaria Walking Tour in Bogotá, Bogotá, Night Tours
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La Candelaria Walking Tour in Bogotá

This tour is a great introduction to the historical center of Bogotá, with fun-filled and informative walks about history, Colombian society, ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Shop like a Local: Small-Group Tour of Bogotá Artisan Markets, Bogotá, Walking Tours
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Shop like a Local: Small-Group Tour of Bogotá Artisan Markets

Immerse yourself in the traditional handicrafts of Colombia on this intriguing 4-hour tour of Bogotá’s artisan markets. Head off the beaten path to find ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.25
Bike Tour of Bogotá, Bogotá, Cultural Tours
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Bike Tour of Bogotá

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Discover the city of Bogotá on this bike tour! Visit some of the city’s historical areas by bike, including La Candelaria and Plaza de San Diego. See ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50

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