Vibrant and diverse, Bogotá is the capital city, seat of government and commercial back bone of the country.
Colombia's bustling metropolis is a mix of old and new, trendy and traditional, stately and charming. Home to a dazzling array of museums, churches, colonial mansions, modern architecture and stately buildings, Bogotá has a developed a fine balance with a richly historical past and the march of modernity shaping the future.
As Colombia's largest financial, political, and cultural centre, the city is very much on the move with the recent creation of cycle pathways, green spaces and new parks as well as the trans-millennium express bus system. Bogota has a variety of theatres and festivals, bars and restaurants that will suit all tastes, and surprise many.
A perfect introduction is a guided walking tour of Bogota's colonial centre, la Candalaria with its many fine buildings including the Casa Nariño, home of the Colombian President and the Plaza Bolivar which is bordered by the Congress building on one side and the Palace of Justice on the other. No visit to Bogota is complete without a visit to the amazing Gold Museum & Botero Museum and the city is home to many other fine museums and art galleries. For a breathtaking vista of Bogota, especially at sunset, the cable car ride to the summit of Monserrate is an unusual highlight in this surprising capital city.
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Whale watching in the Pacific CoastThe whales are humpbacks often considered the most emblematic of the whale family, growing up to 18m and weighing over 25 tons. The season in Colombia runs from July through to November and this section of Colombian coast is some of the best in the world for spotting these amazing creatures.
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