Bogotá's appeal is not as immediately apparent as that of other
Latin capitals but with local knowledge and advice from Original
Travel, this is an excellent place to spend a few days. Once
adjusted to the altitude (7,500ft), visitors can explore historic
neighbourhoods alongside leafy parks and glitzy modern districts
alongside the colonial architecture of the older areas.
The old town of Candelaria is an immediate draw for all visitors
to the capital, with its narrow cobbled streets, colourful
buildings and museums. The culture here is all about cafés, either
for a daytime coffee or an evening aperitif and dinner.
By contrast, the Zona Rosa is the area to head to for clubs and
bars (similar to the area of Mexico City's of the same name) and
this northern section of the city has many of the most expensive
hotels, restaurants and shops.
To gain perspective on the city and for sweeping views of its
urban sprawl, take the funicular railway or cable car to the top of
Monserrate hill and take in the panorama from the church atop the