A historic neighborhood in the city's downtown, it is the equivalent to the Old City in other cities. The architecture of the old houses, churches and buildings has Spanish Colonial, Baroque and art deco styles. It houses several universities, libraries and museums. One of the coolest places in Bogota - highly recommend.
The plaza is a good place to start to truly explore the old city. Once leaving the plaza, walk towards the mountains, wonder around the cobblestone streets, and eat good street food. Do not walk away from the mountains - walk only towards the mountains.
With sister franchises in Chile, Peru, and Argentina, the Bogotá location of “Osk” owes its success to excellent food, great ambiance, and good service. The menu is based on Nikkei cuisine, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion, and features dishes like grilled shrimp with red curry-leek sauce and soy-marinated whole fish with crispy garlic, almonds, and Peruvian chiles. Highly recommend the truffle foie gras, the salmon crispy rice, and the lobster over hot coals. Exotic food but not expensive.
Sits on top of the Monserrate mountain. Overlook all of Bogota while you eat delicious French food, some of which is cooked tableside. To get to this restaurant, you must take a cable car to the top of the mountain (about $3 roundtrip). Highly recommend this restaurant.
Amazing brunch spot. Average meal is around $4, and you get so much food. I would try and make a reservation as walk-ins can be hard. Expect to wait for your food though. It is a very laid-back atmosphere, but the quality and quantity of the food is worth it.
Highly highly recommend. Beautiful ambiance, with even better food. Bang for your buck, this restaurant is top notch. Their fish is extremely fresh, and their meat is cooked tableside.
On top of a hotel, with amazing views. Their food is incredibly fresh, and the ambiance is top of its game. Strong drinks, so be warned.
Everyone knows about Colombia and how good their coffee is. Azahar is where you’re served by baristas at a spacious cafe in the Parque de la 93 area after choosing from an array of Colombian beans and brewing methods. A cup of their premium coffee is around .60 cents.
Les Amis Bizcochería feels more like a friend’s home than a bakery. The smell of fresh medialunas (Argentinian sweet croissants) wafts down the stairway before you even enter. Inside, a large table displays pastries, cakes, and breads on cute vintage plates. Ideal for breakfast, dessert, or sipping afternoon tea with whatever just came out of the oven.
Bandido nights are well known in this town. The management has a knack for booking jazz bands and cover acts nightly, which draw the crowds. The French bistro fare is completely serviceable, but you’re really here for the scene. Within the restaurant is El Enano, a smaller bar serving craft cocktails.
Explore two highlights outside from Bogota, Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita, on this guided all-day tour, which includes roundtrip transport. In addition to exploring subterranean Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, enjoy a visit to the city of Zipaquirá for a traditional Colombian lunch. At Lake Guatavita, a crater lake known for its green color, learn about its connection to the legend of El Dorado.