Bogota Colombia Photos

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Monserrate, Bogota, Colombia

Monserrate Funicular, Bogota Colombia
Enzo Figueres

Photos of Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia is a beautiful city, very photogenic and not much visited in the last few decades. Steep green hillsides and a broad valley are home to between seven and eight million people, beautiful churches, many universities, excellent shopping and some of Colombia's finest food. The third highest city in the world at 8661 feet above sea level, Bogota's climate is always cool and always perfect for endless sightseeing. See a few of those sights in this gallery of Bogota, Colombia, photos...

Reach the church, restaurant and viewpoints at the top of Monserrat via Bogota's funicular or tram -- 7.5 minutes on an average 70% grade for about 2300 feet.

The spectacular ride takes you up Monserrate, the mountain dominating views to the west from Bogota, and to a beautiful church built in the 1600's which is a shrine to El Señor Caído. You can also walk to the church, which is what upwards of 40,000 pilgrims do during the Easter season, though any given Sunday will also see the site thronged with the faithful.

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Iglesia de la Candelaria - Church in La Candelaria Neighborhood, Bogota

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La Candelaria is a neighborhood in Bogota that you really must see. The original center of town, La Candelaria is home to some wonderful architecture, charming row houses, and the lovely Iglesia de la Candelaria, pictured above.

See more views of La Candelaria:

  • La Candelaria Roofs
  • La Candelaria Neigborhood
  • La Candelaria Streets
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Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota

Sebastiaan Kroes

Read abut Bolivar Plaza below the photo...

Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota's center is ringed by the Palace of Justice, the National Capitol, the Liévano building (where the mayor can be found), the Primary Cathedral (Colombia's largest) and circa-1700 Holy Chapel, and the Museum of the 20th July, significant as the house in which Colombians made their Call for Independence on 8/20/1810, launching their first try at independence from Spain.

  • Primary Cathedral
  • Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel
  • Holy Chapel
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Bogota's Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel on Bogota's Bolivar Plaza

I.D. R.J. / Wikicommons

See more photos of Bolivar Square in Bogota: Another View of Primary Cathedral; Bolivar Plaza; Holy Chapel on Bolivar Plaza.

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Downtown Bogota

Jesse Kraft / EyeEm

Downtown Bogota, with Montserrate in the background.

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Holy Chapel, Bogota - Bolivar Plaza

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Holy Chapel in Bolivar Plaza. More on Bolivar Plaza: Plaza de Bolivar, Primary Cathedral.

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Buses in Downtown Bogota

Felipe Restrepo Acosta / Wikicommons

Bogota uses are plentiful and cheap, and a pedestrian/bike path bisects town, in some places traveling right beside the sidewalk. Easy to get around this city.

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La Candelaria Spire

Read more about La Candelaria, and see more views of La Candelaria: La Candelaria Streets; Iglesia de la Candelaria; La Candelaria Neigborhood.

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Colonial and Modern Architecture Mix Magically in Bogota

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La Candelaria Streets, Bogota

Pedro Szekely / Wikicommons

Read more about La Candelaria, and see more views of La Candelaria: La Candelaria Roofs; Iglesia de la Candelaria; La Candelaria Neigborhood.

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Bogota Sidewalks

Felipe Restrepo Acosta
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Museo del Oro - Gold Museum in Bogota

Felipe Restrepo Acosta / Wikicommons

Bogota is home to some truly terrific museums -- don't miss the Museo del Oro (Gld Museum), with its massive displays of pre-Hispanic goldwork:

Museo del Oro
Carrera 6 No 15-82
Bogota, Colombia
Museo del Oro website

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Bogota's Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel

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Bogota's Primary Cathedral and Holy Chapel on Bogota's Bolivar Plaza. More views: Primary Cathedral; Holy Chapel; Bolivar Plaza.

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La Candelaria, Bogota

Pedro Szekely / Wikicommons

Read more about La Candelaria, and see more views of La Candelaria: La Candelaria Roofs; Iglesia de la Candelaria; La Candelaria Neigborhood.

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