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The 11 best things to do in Bogotá

Spread over a high-altitude Andean plateau, Bogotá merges a mystical ancient past with cool residents whose lust for life infatuates visitors. Explore the history of the native Muisca civilization by discovering treasures at the renowned Gold Museum or ascending through the clouds to the sacred Monserrate Mountain. The city’s historical centre, La Candelaria, chimes with romantic guitar music from the past, billows out hazes of artisanal incense and reveals street art telling stories of internal conflict, resistance, and long-awaited peace. Today, Bogotá natives enchant newbies with a genuine hospitality. They welcome visitors to events like the city-wide cycle day and share bottles of liquor before leading the way to the illuminated disco floor at carnival parties fit for the Colombian fantasy. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.

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