Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Bogota city guide. Here you'll find the best of Bogota. WTR's Bogota map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Bogota - including the Museo de Oro, the Botero Museum and the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Nazca and what to order at Carmen.
Bogota & Medellin, Colombia
Welge Travel Report Notables for Bogota
Getting around Bogota
Public Transportation in Bogota
WTR's Tony Transit says the best way to get around Bogota is (worldtravelguide.net/colombia/getting-around)
Taxis - Tony says only use a taxi that has been called for you.
People Watching in Bogota
TWR's Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" in Bogota is around the Candelaria.
Dining in Bogota
Our Carlota Cuisine says your best lunch is at La Jugueteria - L & D: Daily, Avenida 19, # 147-30, 745 25 15
This place is fun - you'll be talking about the decor for days. Large menu with soups, steaks, poultry and fish plus a very good bar.
and the best dinner is at Bistro el Bandido.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Bogota
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife is in Zona Rosa around Carerra 11/13, Calle 80/86 or Carerra 5 and Calle 25.
Shopping in Bogota
Our Shari Shopper says the best upscale shopping areas in Bogota are Usaquen, Zona Rosa and Avenida de Chile. Bargains can be found in San Andresito at Carerra 38 and Calle 12. Bogota is known for its leather goods, emeralds and gold.
Alcoholic Beverages in Bogota
Our Larry Lager says most popular drink in Bogota is coffee but look out for aguardiente, the second most popular drink is a 60%-alcohol spirit that means "fiery water." Larry's favorite bars are: Salvo Patria, Segundo and El Ciervo y El Oso.
Business Information for Bogota
Here is help in regard to your business in Bogota: (http://en.investinbogota.org/discover-bogota/business-and-economy)
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Bogota
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Bogota
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums.
For instance: The National Museum of Colombia
Now to September 6, 2018 see The Unarmed Word: Violence, Territory, Culture and Peace
The exhibition shows, as a timeline, documents from the audio and audiovisual archive of RTVC, which give an account of the history of the Colombian armed conflict and the last phase of the negotiation process with the FARC.