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Bogota

Torre Colpatria
Every night the rainbow lights of Torre Colpatria (Colpatria Tower) characterise Bogota's skyline.
Plaza de Bolivar
Plaza de Bolivar lies at the heart of Bogota and the city's political history.
Palacio de Narino
Palacio de Narino completes Candelaria's political institutions as home of the President of Colombia.
Museo Nacionale
Museo Nacionale is an exceptionally well-structured and innovative museum that depicts Colombian history through over 2,500 objects of art, history and archaeology.
Museo del Oro
Museo del Oro houses the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold in the world, and with over 33,000 pieces that range from tiny rings to huge breast plates, it is quite a collection.
Museo de Arte Moderno
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogot - or MAMBO, as it is otherwise known - is a huge, sweeping complex of internationally-acclaimed and stylistically-diverse modern art.
Museo de Arte del Banco
Museo Banco de la Republica is a cultural delight in the historical area of Candelaria.
Monserrate
Monserrate is a mountain that overlooks Bogota and rises a staggering 3,000-metres above sea level.
Lov
With a beautiful setting and a strong focus on the music, nocturnal types flock here to Lov for carefree drinks and dancing.
Inkanta
Look sharp in the office with tailored attire from Inkanta.
Illy
Illy is a true Colombian café, heaving with political discussions and football debates.
Hotel Cité
A true hedonist would probably demand a few more trappings than Hotel Cité offers, but if you're after reliable service, good location and comfort then this hotel wont disappoint.
Gato Gris
El Gato Gris is packed with an eccentric crowd of locals, and with great food and a quirky aesthetic it's well worth the visit.
El Local
Contemporary Colombian fare is very much the order of the day at El Local, where fashionable types flock in their designer-clad droves.
Donostia
Tucked away in the newly-fashionable (and forever beautiful) La Macarena, Donostia adds unexpected spices to traditional dishes for Colombian cuisine with a twist.
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia is a favourite amongst Bogota's gourmet insiders.
Centro Cultural
Centro Cultural Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a sleek space dedicated to Colombia's most treasured novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Celebrities Suites
The creators of Art Suites 104 upped the kitsch for Celebrities Suites, a hotel that looks as stylish as the name suggests.
Catedral Primada
Catedral Primada is a Roman Catholic Cathedral that dates back to the founding of Bogota.
Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
The Catedral de Sal is an incredible architectural construction, carved entirely from salt rock 200-metres underground.
Casa de Moneda
Set in yet another beautiful Colombian building, Casa de Moneda is the site of the first Colombian Mint.
Casa de la Botica
If you aren't fussed by service, Hotel Casa de la Botica will give you a true taste of Colombian culture in lovely surroundings.
Cafe Devoción
A craft coffee shop in Bogotá, with sister cafes in the US, Cafe Devoción offers up 17 varieties served in five different ways from its stylish space in La Porciúncula.
Boheme Royal
Behind the doors of Zona T's Boheme Royal lurks the Diesel-swathed crowd of Latin America's youngest party set.
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango (B.I.A.A.) is an important cultural icon, both for Colombia and for South American academia.

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