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Bogota is the capital and largest city of Colombia administered as the
Capital District. It is officially known as Bogota, Distrito Capital and is
abbreviated Bogota, D.C.; and it was formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá
from 1991 to 2000. Always a political centre and an epicentre of colonial
regime during the Medieval period, the city runs a remarkable show of
colonial-era arts and architecture every day. Two popular highlights here
are its Neoclassical performance venue and hall called Teatro Colón and the
nearly 400-year-old Iglesia de San Francisco. Also, of note here are many
museums including that depict its opulence and splendor since the Medieval
period. displaying pre-Columbian gold pieces. Bogota is served by El Dorado
International Airport that is the busiest cargo airport in Latin America.
Things to do in Bogota
Museo Botero (Spanish for Botero Museum)
The Botero Museum in Bogota is home to one of Latin America's most
extensive international art collections. It features more than 200 art
pieces, out of which 123 works belong to famous Columbian artist Fernando
Botero alone. The museum is flanked by other historic monuments like the
Luis Angel Arango Library and the Gold Museum of Bogota.
Planetarium of Bogota
The Planetarium of Bogotá is a cultural center and planetarium located in
the International Center of Bogota. This 50-year-old space facility,
hallmarked by a 23-metre screen cupola, was the first of nine locally
placed museums. Other attractions here are Space Museum, the Natural
Science Museum, the Film District and the Museum of Modern Art.
Catedral Primada de Bogota (Spanish for Primatial Cathedral of Bogota
The Primatial Cathedral of Bogota (officially the Metropolitan Cathedral
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) is a Roman Catholic cathedral
located at Bolívar Square in Bogota. It is seat of the Archbishop of
Bogotá. This grand cathedral was made after four attempts, the last one
coming together from 1807 and 1823.
Best Time to Visit Bogota
Dry season, the months from December to March are the best to book your
flights from New York City to Bogota. Book your flights from NYC to BOG
during this season to enjoy the Christmas and New Year celebrations. It is
advised to book Bogota flights in advance to avoid paying more during peak