Bogota is Colombia’s beating heart steeped in sophisticated urban cool. The largest city and also the capital region of Columbia, Bogota is known for its excitement and vibrancy deep rooted in its sophisticated streets. The cosmopolitan capital has a population of about eight million people and is located at a great altitude of 2640metres amidst the Andean Peaks. The massive city of Bogota once plagued by insecurity and despair, is now considered to be one of the best attractions in the country.
Everyday here looks like a celebration in itself spreading joy and happiness all over the country. The sprawling streets with the daily hustle and bustle of shopping centres, market areas and eateries makes the city absolutely attractive. The city which once used to be unsafe, now has full police force employed in every nook and corner of the country making people stay here all the more.
Palace of justice
Plaza de Bolivar is a square in the historic heart of Bogota. On the square stands a statue of Simon Bolivar. It is the first public monument in Bogota. Small detail is that Simon Bolivar is from Venezuela, and that there almost every city a square with his name.
La Candelaria is the historic neighborhood in the city. la Candelaria lends one, hours of walking down narrow, colonial streets lined with colonial style houses and buildings. Once home to Spanish colonizers and their criollo descendants, La Candelaria has, in recent times, become known as the bohemian sector of Bogota with artist shops, off-the-beaten-path cafes and artisan shops, museums and libraries.
The mountaintop el Cerro Monserrate is an iconic symbol of the city of Bogotá and offers, by far, the best view of the city’s landscape, limits, and distribution. At the top, there are many ways to enjoy Monserrate. One can visit the church, have a hot chocolate and a delicious Tamal, buy some handicrafts at the small market, or simply take in the amazing view of Bogota from many of the charming garden area.