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25 July 2018

Unearthing Bogota’s hidden treasures

Bogotá, Plaza de Bolívar, Colombia, ciudad de Bogota

Colombia’s capital city Bogota is well known for its culture, its colonial architecture and friendly locals. It is located 2,600 metres above sea level and is the country’s main driver of economic growth. Keep on reading to unearth Bogota’s hidden treasures, and let us take you there for an unforgettable travel experience on board our Boeing 787 Dreamliner, our most modern and efficient aircraft yet.

Pasaje Rivas

This craft market was inspired by Parisian shopping centres back in the day. Locals say that walking around Rivas feels like stepping back in time, as it includes many items dating back to the 19th century. Pasaje Rivas was one of the few institutions in central Bogota to survive unscathed the 1948 Bogotazo riots. Today, this magical alleyway is known as the main handicraft centre in Colombia.

 

The Maloka Museum

The Maloka Museum is an interactive science museum located in Bogota where visitors interact with a wide variety of exhibits that explore topics in Science and Technology. It is one of the most important museums in Latin America and the main fields explored include the universe, human beings, electromagnetism, electricity, life, technology, the city and children.

 

The Children’s Museum of Bogota

This museum aims to teach children about science, technology and culture. This is achieved thanks to its multiple interactive exhibitions, where kids can experiment in a learning-friendly and fun-filled environment.

 

Cerro de Monserrate

The mountain of Cerro de Monserrate, which was formed some million years ago, rises over downtown Bogotá, dominating the skyline of Colombia‘s capital. Many tourists climb up to take in the view from the summit or simply to exercise, although the main highlight is a church high up on the mountain known as Señor de Monserrate Basilica.

Legend has it couples who visit the church together never marry – will you prove the legend wrong?

 

La Candelaria and the Historic Quarter

La Candelaria is the most emblematic neighbourhood in the city of Bogota. Its streets are narrow and steep, and you will find all sorts of colourful houses dating back to colonial times. Its cobblestone streets and century-old houses have made it a must-see tourist attraction. It is also the University district, as well as the site of Colombia’s government.

Bogotá, La Candelaria, Colombia

Usaquen

Usaquen is the original site of a large indigenous village that was conquered by the Spaniards. It used to be an independent village back in the 16th century and was annexed to the Colombian capital after the expansion period. Today, it still holds plenty of its small town charm and has lots of restaurants and cafes.

 

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

This cathedral is an underground Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a salt mine 200 metres underground. Located one hour away from Bogota it is found within one of the largest salt mines in the world. This monument is now better known for its architectural value rather than its religious significance.

catedral de sal, Bogotá, Colombia

Simon Bolivar Park

Simon Bolivar Park is a wonderful park and entertainment and sports complex located in the middle of the city. With a peaceful lake it’s the perfect place to exercise, relax, have a walk, or listen to music.

Bogotá, Parque Simón Bolívar, Colombia

Book your flight to Colombia with Air Europa and tell us all about your experience in the city of Bogota, we would love to hear your feedback!

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