Also known as Santa Fe de Bogota and Athens of the Americas, Bogota is located at 2547 m altitude, covering wide areas of the Cordillera to the east. Sometimes you may need a man long to adjust to this altitude, especially if it comes from the lower parts of the country. Most of the sights are located in the historic central district of La Candelaria. Plaza de Bolivar is the principal town square, which houses the institutions and the federal and local government. The buildings around it are in colonial style with wide balconies issued. The square you can see, and to visit the first cathedral built in 1500 Most impressive is the Museum of Bogota Museo del Oro. The downtown as a whole is filled with shops, business offices, cafes and banks. This is also a place that one could tour with pleasure. Most of the best hotels, restaurants, cafes and boutiques are located at the north end of town. One possible travel outside of Bogota may be a visit of mine Zipaquira, where there is a whole cathedral built inside samile salt mines. Another option is Monserrate, where there is a modest and unremarkable church, but from where a magnificent view of the city. The security in Bogota is no longer a problem thanks to urban planning strategy “people first”, initiated by the then mayor Enrique Penyalosa. These changes include smaller roads, highways, parking lots and more lanes for pedestrians and cyclists, public transport and parks. This should be a logical strategy for every major city – to use resources as a priority for most people, not cars for the minority. We apply a similar plan in New York in the South Bronx and the results really matter.
If you want to immerse yourself in the charm and cultural diversity of South America, Bogota has to be in top 5 of your desired destinations. In this city without any effort you can feel free to have fun, shop, discover, learn and relax.
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