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Welcome to Bogotá

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Bogota is Colombia’s capital and largest city. It’s diverse, multicultural and with a combination of modern constructions and others that evoke its colonial past. Bogota is green thanks to its parks and the eastern hills that dominate the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe.

Travelers visiting Bogota find it as an ideal destination for doing business, which also offers history, amusement, gastronomy and much more. The city has a varied cultural agenda: 58 museums, 45 theaters, 70 art galleries, 5,015 parks and 28 religious temples of heritage interest.

In addition to this, it’s the epicenter of world-class events such as the Iberoamerican Theater Festival, which takes place every two years and is considered the most important theatrical meeting of the Latin American.

In music, Bogota is the birthplace of artists. This is evidenced by its public festivals Jazz in the Park, Salsa in the Park, Opera in the Park, Hip Hop in the Park and Rock in the Park, the latter considered as the largest free rock festival in Latin America.

In the heart of the Americas

Bogota enjoys a strategic location in the heart of the Americas. With 5-hour long direct flights from New York and Buenos Aires, it’s one of the most desirable destinations in the region.

  • More than 700 weekly international direct flights.
  • Direct Connection to more than 43 countries.
  • 32 airlines flight to Bogotá.
  • A brand new airport: El Dorado International Airport is Colombia´s main connection center for domestic and international flights
  • Visas

    Colombia welcomes foreigners from all over the world. Proof is that there are 96 countries that, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry, do not require visa to visit our country.

    Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Butan, Canada, Chile, Chipre, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Granada, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong (SARGChina), Hungary, Indonesia,Irland, Island, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazajstan, Latvia.

    Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malasia. Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zeland, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Russia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the
    Grenadines, Salomon Islands, Samoa, San Marino, Santa Lucia, Singapur, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela.

    These countries do not require a visa to enter Colombia if in possession of a valid United States of America visa or Schengen visa: Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Republic of China, Thailand and Vietnam.

  • Currency

    Suggested places for exchange are exchange offices, which are located in the El Dorado International Airport, in shopping centers and hotels. You can also make use of a network of ATMs that  accept all electronic cards. Do not forget to inform your bank that you will be in Bogota DC, Colombia, South America, to enable the use of your card.

    Remember that if you enter the country with an amount exceeding USD 10.000, it is necessary to declare this in the Declaration and Luggage form

    More information: www.banrep.gov.co

  • Weather

    Bogotá is characterized by a moderately cold climate, with around 14ºC on average. Even though it is a tropical climate, the cold is accentuated on rainy or sunny days. On the other hand, on sunny days, the temperature can increase to 23ºC or more.

    The weather in Bogota is unpredictable. Generally March, May, September and November are months of intense rains, during the other months there is less precipitation. Sudden changes in temperature can occur, so you should always be prepared with a jacket and umbrella.

Top 3 Places to Visit in Bogota

A city to live through your five senses. Its flavors are captivating and its scents, hypnotizing. Here, experiences are constructed through traditions, its people and its geography. We have thousands of stories to tell that will leave you wanting to come back for more. In addition to facilities for doing business, and organizing events and conventions, Bogota has a wide choice of possibilities for local and foreign tourists.

Monserrate Sanctuary:

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The Monserrate Sanctuary, located 3,200 meters above sea level, is one of Bogota’s symbols, not only because of its natural resources, but because of its religious connotations. Since 1640, when it was founded, the sanctuary has been visited by millions of pilgrims and travelers every year

Gold Museum:

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The Gold Museum gathers more than 34,000 pieces of gold and 20,000 lithics, ceramics, textiles and precious stones belonging to the indigenous culture.

Historic Center:

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Its steep and narrow streets still carry names that evoke the Spanish Colonial Era. Its Republican style buildings, infrastructure, history, legends and heroic events, recreate a magical environment harboring multiple artistic and cultural expressions just waiting to be discovered