Bogotá

Colombia_Bogota_1Bogotá is a city of contrasts. It’s a city of highrise buildings standing next to colonial churches but also a city of universities, theaters and shantytowns. It is a mixture of influences, Spanish and English and Indian and also a mixture of great wealth and material well being and abject poverty.

When around the historic area of La Candelaria you’ll see the area’s most important landmarks, including Plaza Simon Bolivar where you’ll see the spectacular Cathedral, the Chapel of El Sagrario, the Cardinal’s Palace and the Capitolio or Congress Building.

Behind the latter is the Nariño Palace, home of the president and one of the most stunning buildings in Bogotá. There will also be opportunities to visit the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum, host of a wealth of Botero paintings and sculptures.

When in Bogotá, bring lots of sunblock – you’ll be near the equator and it’s easy to get sunburned on a cloudy day.

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