Bogotá Points of Interest and Places to Visit


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Lake Guatavita

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 35 Reviews

The Legend of El Dorado, the “Golden Man,” once inspired the Spanish conquistadors to historic acts of bravery, blunder, and bloodshed. Those stories of ...  Read more

La Chorrera Waterfall

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

A slim cascade tumbling nearly 2,000 feet (590 meters) from a cliff side in the middle of the jungle, La Chorrera is Colombia’s tallest waterfall and among ...  Read more

Quinta de Bolíva

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Simon Bolivar is an absolute legend in much of Latin America. Considered “The Liberator” for much of the continent, he fought tirelessly for numerous nations ...  Read more

La Candelaria (Historic Old Town)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 161 Reviews

And even today it is the cultural heart of modern Bogota’s slapdash modern sprawl: the graceful and carefully planned Spanish colonial city center, known as ...  Read more

Museo Botero

4.5 star rating: Recommended 140 Reviews

The sensuous silhouettes and deliciously plump proportions of his subjects have become famous the world over. His presidents and prostitutes, bullfights and ...  Read more

Plaza de Bolivar

4.5 star rating: Recommended 120 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Mount Monserrate

4.5 star rating: Recommended 106 Reviews

Mists permitting, you’ll be able to see the gleaming white Basílica del Señor de Monserrate high above the city, beckoning from the thickly ...  Read more

Museo del Oro (Gold Museum)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 103 Reviews

Among Bogota’s most popular and spectacular attractions, the Museo del Oro sparkles with more than 55,000 priceless archaeological and artistic treasures. Only ...  Read more

La Catedral Primada

4.5 star rating: Recommended 101 Reviews

The original foundations for Bogota’s Catedral Primada, more properly called the Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, were laid in ...  Read more

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

4.5 star rating: Recommended 83 Reviews

Zipaquira's attractive Spanish Colonial center, built with the wealth of the massive nearby salt mines, was founded in the 1760s some 31 miles (50 km) north ...  Read more

National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional)

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Home to both the Columbian Congress and Senate, the grand National Capitol (Capitolio Nacional) building is the center of Colombian politics and makes a ...  Read more

Colombian National Museum (Museo Nacional de Colombia)

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This massive stone-and-brick structure—built originally as a prison—houses Colombia’s first museum, founded in 1823. The imposing structure is now home to ...  Read more

Nariño Palace (Casa de Nariño)

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Bolivar. Nariño. Santander. Many of Colombia’s most prominent names have all had ties to Casa de Nariño, Colombia’s Presidential Palace. Built in a ...  Read more

Bogotá Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Bogota’s Museum of Modern Art, affectionately referred to as MAMBO, offers an entirely different experience than the capital’s other museums. The sleek ...  Read more

Nemocón Salt Mines

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Founded by Spanish settlers in 1537, the town of Nemocón in Colombia earned fame for its highly productive salt mine. Between 1816 and 1968, some 8 ...  Read more

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