Bogota, officially called Bogota, Distrito Capital, and formerly known as
Santa Fe de Bogota, is the capital and largest city of Colombia
administered as the Capital District. This city is famous for its
gridlocked streets, a cobblestoned city center and a fusion of Colonial-era
and Neoclassical architecture. Bogota adds to this surreal effect with a
fabulous lineup of top-class museums like museums the Museo Botero and the
Museo del Oro.
Things to do in Bogota
Museum of Gold
Museum of Gold is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Bogota and
Columbia. This museum is home to a jaw-dropping collection of pre-Columbian
gold and other quality metal alloys. The museum is also home to the world’s
largest collection of gold artifacts.
National Museum of Colombia
National Museum of Colombia puts on show many different collections related
to Columbia’s history, art, and culture. It is the country’s biggest and
oldest museum. The museum is located in Bogota and was built in 1823.
National Museum of Columbia is home to over 20000 pieces including works of
art and objects across all the epochs of Columbia’s history.
National Library of Colombia
National Library of Colombia, founded in 1777, is one of the oldest
national libraries in the Americas. Its original collection comprised of
books from the expelled Jesuit community of the Spanish Empire. This
library now boasts over 2000000 books.
Best Time to Visit Bogota
Weather-wise, the best time to book flights from Newark to Bogota is from
May to July. During this time, the weather is soothing for checking out
various amusement parks in the city. If booking for the peak season, it is
advisable to book Bogota flights in advance to avoid paying higher airfares
at the last minute.