Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Xoco
Xoco crafts gorgeous gourmet chocolates that raise the beautiful brown stuff from comfort food to high-end delicacy.
Un Cuarto de Arte
Un Cuartro de Arte is an art gallery and bar with a long white corridor that displays cutting edge exhibitions.
Torre Colpatria
Every night the rainbow lights of Torre Colpatria (Colpatria Tower) characterise Bogota's skyline.
Tienda da Café
Tienda da Café boasts a beautiful mural of mythlike creatures that colourfully wrap their way around the café's walls.
The Tea House
The Tea House is about all things tea.
Teatro Royal Center
Teatro Royal Center is the venue of choice for many of the big bands and musicians that come to Bogota.
Teatro Metro
Teatro Metro is an extremely popular music venue for alternative hardcore and heavy metal music.
Teatro de Cristóbal Colón
Teatro de Cristóbal Colón, otherwise known as Teatro de Colón, is Bogotá's national theatre and dates all the way back to 1885.
Teatro de Camarín
Teatro de Camarín del Carmen is another of Bogotá's stunning Colonial buildings that had a rich history before becoming a theatre.
Stampa
Personality is key at Stampa, with pieces as individual as you are.
Sowelu
Tread the red carpet in style with something suitably swish from Sowelu.
Rosales Plaza Hotel
Tucked away within the gourmet district of Zona G sits the unassuming brown brick tower of Rosales Plaza, frequented by sophisticated insiders.
Romeo
Romeo is the most exclusive gay club in Bogota, with a meticulously-manicured crowd of revellers inside and people-watching opportunities aplenty.
Ricardo Pava
Only super-discerning, sharp-suited gents step out of Ricardo Pava.
Restaurante Casa Santa Clara
From its perch on Monserrate, Restaurante Casa Santa Clara has sweeping views out over the verdant mountainside and serves delicious Colombian cuisine.
Rausch Patissier
Rasuch Paitssier is owned by Criterion's chefs, but this time Mark Rausch takes the reigns as pastry chef in a more relaxed, informal setting.
Rafael Paez
Rafael Paez sells elegant eveningwear for even more elegant ladies.
Rafael
Headed up by one of the best chefs in South America, and frequented by Bogota's most famous faces, Rafael is a must-eat.
PUMA
The Bogota outpost of Puma; expect all the usual, and a little bit more.
Prazca
A dressing-up box of delights, Prazca houses a miscellaneous collection of ultra-chic clothes and accessories.
Plaza de Toros Santamaría
Love it or hate it, bullfighting is a big part of Bogota's heritage - and there's no better place to catch the bloodsport than here.
Plaza de Bolivar
Plaza de Bolivar lies at the heart of Bogota and the city's political history.
Pepa Pombo
Girl garments aplenty at Pepa Pompo.
Pedrojas
Biker chic is in at Pedrojas, which sells buttery-soft leather jackets aplenty.
Pasteleria Jacques
Pasteleria Jacques is not just the best bakery in Bogotá, but arguably possibly the best bakery in the whole of South America.
Palacio de Narino
Palacio de Narino completes Candelaria's political institutions as home of the President of Colombia.
NY Deli
NY Deli is an authentic slice of New York overlooking Bogota's Parque 93.
Niko Café
Niko Café is a Bogotá classic that serves excellent food in an elegant setting with no pretensions or gimmicks.
Nazca
A see-and-be-seen kinda place, Nazca proves that style and substance can go hand-in-hand with a crowd of beautiful people and a menu of perfect Peruvian fare.
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.
Museo Botero
If you go to just one museum in Bogota, go to Museo Botero.
Monserrate
Monserrate is a mountain that overlooks Bogota and rises a staggering 3,000-metres above sea level.
Michel Patissier
Michel Patissier has provided Bogotá with high-quality croissants and pastries for over thirty years. Be sure to stop and refuel.
Matiz
Matiz's dove blue and grey plush dining room is home to a sophisticated power scene.
Mario Hernandez
Luxury leather and other stylish skins await at Mario Hernandez.
Lov
With a beautiful setting and a strong focus on the music, nocturnal types flock here to Lov for carefree drinks and dancing.
Lina Cantillo
Breathe some fresh life into your wardrobe with simple, stylish clothes from Lina Cantillo.

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