Things to Do and Places of Interest in Bogota

Information on the main tourist attractions, places of interest and sights to see in and around Bogota...

There are a number of places, monuments and sights to see in Bogota, from the colonial buildings in the historic city centre of La Candelaria, to the modern architecture, parks and commercial areas of the city.

Estadio El Campín: Inaugurated in 1938, this is the main football stadium in Bogota. It has been the home of two football teams from Bogota, Independiente Santafé and Millonarios. It was also the venue for the 2001 Copa America and the 2011 FIFA U20 World Cup.

  • At: Carrera 24 with Calle 58, Chapinero

La Santa Maria: Considered a national monument, the former bullfighting ring of Bogota has been preserved as an occasional event venue, but also for its historical significance. Bullfighting is banned in Bogota, however, it still takes place in other cities.

  • At: Carrera 6 Nº. 26B-50, Zona Centro
    Tel: (1) 327 4850
    Open: 08:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

Catedral Primada de Bogotá (website in Spanish): The colonial cathedral in the city centre is situated on the same location as the first church of Bogota. It is said that the first religious ceremony was held here when the town was founded in 1538.

  • At: Carrera 7 Nº. 10-40, Zona Centro
    Tel: (1) 341 8838

Torre Colpatria: This 50-story skyscraper built in 1978 is the tallest building in the city and is home to several offices and corporate headquarters. The building is a landmark of the city and is illuminated at night with colour-changing lights. It is possible to visit the skyscraper for panoramic views of the city.

  • At: Carrera 7 Nº. 24-89, Zona Centro
    Tel: (1) 609 2448
    Open: Friday 18:00-21:00; Saturday 14:00-20:00; Sunday and public holidays 11:00-17:00

Monserrate: A sanctuary, with views of the city, situated in the mountains east of Bogota.

  • At: Calle 2 Nº. 21-48, Zona Centro
    Tel: (1) 284 5700
    Open: Monday to Saturday 07:00-23:45; Sunday 05:30-17:30; public holidays 06:00-17:30

Eje ambiental: Designed by the famous Colombian architect Salmona, this is an avenue that runs through the city centre and goes past many of the landmarks of Bogotá. It also leads to el Cerro de Monserrate.

Plaza de Bolivar: The main square of the city, with a statue of Simón Bolivar. It is home of the Palacio de Justicia which is the presidential office; the Alcaldia Mayor de Bogotá, which is the mayor's office; and the Cathedral of Colombia.

  • At: Between Carrera 7 and Carrera 8 with Calle 10 and Calle 11, Zona Centro

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