With a spectacular Andean backdrop, Bogotá is the comeback city of Colombia everybody is talking about. The cosmopolitan capital sits at 2,600 meters above sea level (8,530 ft) – on a high plateau. It’s a thriving, modern city which has been split into diverse and colorful districts.
Bogotá is a city of contrasts, and as such it offers a unique experience to its visitors. Prepare to find a hectic balance between the new and the old; the peaceful and the frantic. Encounter century-old plazas and churches shadowed by towering skyscrapers. Find peaceful tree-lined bicycle routes cut through by wild-traffic avenues.
Bogota is divided into 4 sections: The South which is mainly the poorer section of the city; El Centro, which translates “Center”, is the city’s original Downtown and hosts most of its traditional heritage locations, city and public offices, and financial headquarters. El Occidente, which is home to Bogota’s major sporting venues and outdoor parks, as well as residence areas for mainly middle and some upper class living; and The North which is where most modern development has taken place, and combines many upscale living spaces with affluent shopping centers, boutiques, cafes, nightclubs, and many new business neighborhoods offering headquarters to many multinational corporations.