AA757MIA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 237 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 894 times:
I will be spending 6 days in Bogota at the end of October and I was wondering what would be the best places to visit down there.
There is a long list of places on TripAdvisor, however, most of them are museums & churches; there's nothing wrong with that, but, I would like to get your opinion about which places are really worth visiting and which ones are tourist traps/not worth wasting your time getting there, etc.
I would like to go check out their nightlife as well (assuming it is safe to do so?), any nice clubs I should go check out?
Also, what is the best way to get around? I will be staying at a friend's house, but I still don't know exactly in what part of the city they live, I will be finding out soon.
There's also one in Chia, located north of the city, although I think for that one I would recommend you go with a group of people rather than alone. Having said that, best steakhouse-cum-nightclub ever!.
reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1264 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (2 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 775 times:
When I was there I also went up to hill overlooking the city. I recall you can take a cable car so this is pretty easy. Views are splendid. Near the Palace there is also a police museum which I found quite interesting. Police staff is offering free english speaking tours there.
They have great food too, I just sampled around. Breakfasts are great, too.
I was a bit worried about safety to be honest. Especially La Candeleria which is burstying life at day all of a sudden seems like deserted around 6pm-7pm.
If you want to take a taxi from the airport to town, you should take official taxis, you prepay your trip at a counter, you get a voucher, and you redeem the voucher with the taxidriver. You do not pay anything else to the driver.
If you're into flying, you can make a daytrip on some colombian airline, i.e. to Cartagena.