1. Take way too many selfies with the colorful houses of La Candelaria.
2. Blend in with the crowds and enjoy fantastic music shows at Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolivar.
3. Join bogotanos’ love for beer and for their small local brewery called “Bogota Beer Company”… and then follow them to the dance floor at Zona T.
4. Find out why bogotanos are crazy about going to the Sanctuary of Monserrate…
5. Fall in love with a musician, a street performer or a graffiti artist at Chorro de Quevedo.
6. Walk around the old city center and try to learn who this guy Bolivar was (the one the square is named after). You know, just cause he seems to be a big deal in Latin American history…
7. Practice your Spanish asking for a “ñapa” (that little extra for free) at
Plaza de Paloquemao‘s Market.
8. At the
Biblioteca Publica Virgilio Barco, borrow a sunset, walk a book, taste the building created by the most important Colombian architect of all times (Rogelio Salmona) and watch a perfect cup of coffee.
9. Discover exquisite Neo-Gothic buildings are not only a European “thing”.
10. If the Gold Museum is too mainstream for you, give the National Museum of Colombia a chance. The former prison now filled with colonial art constitutes a unique experience in Bogotá… only matched by the modern local cuisine served in its restaurant.
11. With or without a sweet tooth, it would be a crime to leave Bogota without trying some typical treats. Go for buñuelos, pan de bono, pan de yuca or almohabana first!
12. Go mural hunting! The city is an open air gallery.
13. Drop your prejudice for turisty activities and jump on a Sunday ride (the food is worth it).
14. Bike the city! Just like 40 per cent of locals do, make the most out the Ciclovía -Bogota’s famous bike trail-.
15. Wrap up your trip watching a sunset from Torre Colpatria, the only observation deck in Bogota at the moment.