If you're looking for graceful architecture and quaint piazzas, go to Rome. Bogota is having none of it. It is, however, a fascinating city with llamas (imported from Peru) walking the streets, cheap, delicious food, and its own heartfelt, caliente vibe. Creative, decadent nightlife adds...more
Andres DC is basically like being in a supper club from the 20s that was invented and adorned by Pedro Almodovar and Salvador Dali. The five floors of Andres DC take you from hell to heaven, each table 0 named for a deceased person (and speculating on where they ended up.) A cabaret plays music, confetti...more
An adorable little veggie place in the historic, grungy, rambling Candelaria. The vegetarian empanadas and tortilla espanol were delish. Bonus: they sell delicious healthy groceries, including excellent Colombian hot chocolate "de la abuelita" (of the grandmother)....more
The Museo Botero houses most of the artist's work, which he donated himself. If you've never seen it, it's worth checking out his representations of a world inflated...fat people, fruit, horses, Mothers Superior. It all conveys not so much excess as an earthy sensuality and...more
I loved the way this museum connects gold working and metal working to the cosmology and culture of native Colombians. The connections between the symbolism of the natural world and their magical take on life was really special.
Cute little 'hood in northern Bogota, with a central square, Sunday market, and various restaurants and bars. It feels much more real than Parque 93 and the Zona Rosa, and is a nice change from the sometimes too bohemian Candelaria.
Looking for young, posh Bogotanos with money to burn on American imports like TGI Friday's? Look no farther than Parque 93. Still, it's a clean, safe park surrounded by restaurants and cafes...you could do worse.