Monday, June 12, 2017

Things to Do in Bogota

The beating heart of Colombia is BOGOTA. It is a vibrant capital. It’s surrounded by chilly Andean peaks. Bogota is the capital and largest city of Colombia. It is a diverse and multicultural with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. There are many parks, mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe. Bogota is a city of contrast. Class differences are still very much apparent. It is one of the Latin America’s safer cities.

If you live in Bogota or plan to stay for a few days there are amazing day tips nearby for nature lovers or cultural enthusiastic people. Bogota is surrounded by Paramore, a unique ecosystem only found in a few Andean countries. It is a home to vibrant restaurants scene, world class museums, surprising wild nightlife. More than that Bogota’s is all about its people warm, charming, sophisticated and stylish habits.

Must see attractions are as follows:

Zona Rosa is not only famous for nightlife. The Zona Rosa Known as Pink Zone is the term used for every city major nightlife district. But it is anchored by shopping areas with international luxury brands. City is lined with sidewalks bistros. You’ll find boutique hotels and well-heeled locals piling into chic entertainment. Catering to upper middle class Colombians and tourist, the prices here tends to be higher than in other parts of the city. If you are clubbing you will find many option from mixes of western music and Colombian music to techno and electronic pop.

La Candelaria: The Street is lined up with Spanish colonial baroque and art deco architecture. it is an old town with casual stroll, museums and churches or a taste of the history. It is the first stop for visitors and especially for budget travellers staying in Bogota. Many of Bogota’s hostels are situated in La Candelaria.

Gold Museum: MUSEO Del Oro is the largest and best gold museum in Colombia. One can spend an hour or two wanderings its vast exhibits of pre-Hispanic gold the biggest in the is not more than a few US dollars and also photography is allowed so you can share your discoveries with the world. The museums focus on the craftsmen and the spectacular crafted gold objects made by them. It is huge and a wonderful building housing plenty of rooms full with artefacts, gold, the local craftsman and interesting stories behind each creation.

Plaza de Bolivar is the center of government in Bogota. It features National Capitol building, Palace of Justice and cathedral of Bogota. On the square stands a statue of SIMON BOLIVAR. IT IS THE FIRST PUBLIC MONUMENT. There are row of restaurants serving traditional foods of Bogota. AJIACO is a favourite dish where one must try. It consists of thick soup of shredded chicken, potatoes and a chunk of corn on the cob. Cream, capes and avocado are also added.

Salt cathedral is situated in the town of Zipaquira a cathedral was carved within a salt mine. This unique landmark is an underground salt mine housed in huge caves and tunnels. Colourful lighting helps to brighten the interior.

Mount Monserrate overview is one of the best attractions in Bogota offering a cool chilly with green vegetation around. It is famous for its religious landmark the Monserrate church. This church promises positivism and optimism to the worshippers. The adventure lovers can go hiking, take a cable car or a train to go up the mountain or walk around the landscape witnessing the beautiful scenery.

Don’t miss out the food and restaurant for the Indians in Bogota .It is a home to many Indian restaurants, which are operating to impress the locals as well as Indian nationals. The major Indian restaurants are Taj Mahal, India Gourmet and Dhaba Indian Cuisine. Vegetarians can go to Quinan Y Aamaranto, Restaurant, la Esquina Vegetarians and Loto Azul Vegetariano.

The best month to visit Bogota is in the month of December, January, February and March which has a pleasant climate bringing in fresh and cool breeze enhancing the beauty of the city.

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