Bogotá, Colombia
ZipTipz Bogotá Travel Guide

At 2600 metres above sea level, Bogotá is a vibrant, modern and cosmopolitan city which attracts thousands of tourists in search of the cultural diversity which this Latin American capital city has to offer.

District Guide

Bogotá is a city of contrasts. From its founding in 1538 until today it has been growing steadily and shaping its identity. Bogotá was a typical colonial city in the beginning, but around the turn of the 20th century, other European tendencies began to replace the dominant Spanish influenc...

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Historical Background

Three and a half centuries after Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded Bogotá, the Spanish writer Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo referred to the city as "The Athens of South America." Needless to say, Quesada's intention was not precisely to reproduce ancient Greece in the New Worl...

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Where To Stay

Bogotá offers visitors a wide variety of accommodations. Whatever your preferences regarding location, architecture, style and price, the city has a place to meet your needs. North

The Unicentro area, in the North, between calles 127 and 101 is one of the main shopping areas in Bogotá, and it is...

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Dining and Drinking

Bogotá is the geographical, political, cultural and financial center of the country. Colombians from all over the country live in the capital, bringing with them their customs, cultural expressions and traditional cuisine. There are many places in Bogotá where you can try delicacies from every...

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Bogotá is the most cosmopolitan city in Colombia, and as such, it is home to people from all over the country as well as from many foreign countries. National and international customs and culture come together here to make Bogotá a focal point of culture and entertainmen...

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Recommended Tours

To understand the origins and history of the capital of Colombia, start in the area known as La Candelaria, Bogotá's historical center. If you think Bogotá is a noisy, chaotic city, full of smoke and danger, with nowhere to relax and walk peacefully, La Candelaria proves you wron...

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Bogotá—officially named Bogotá, D.C. (D.C. for "Distrito Capital", which means "Capital District"), also called Santa Fe de Bogotá—is the capital of Colombia, as well as the largest and most populous city in the country with 7,321,831 inhabitants (2005 census). Bogotá and Soacha have an estimated population of 7,881,156

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