Facts About Bogotá
- General info :
Population: 7.5 Million
Area: 1600 Square Meters
Medical attention: Clínica de Marly (343 6600; Calle 50 No 9-67) A recommended clinic with doctors covering most specialties.
Money: Banks open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 3:30pm Friday.
Exchange money Offices (Casa de cambio): Emerald trade center 3 blocks away from Casa Platypus. From 8 am to 5 pm.
Weather: Bogotá is the third-highest capital in South America, after La Paz and Quito. It sits at an altitude of about 2600m; at this height altitude sickness can occur. Perhaps you may feel a bit dizzy when you arrive. The city’s average temperature is 14°C year-round.
What to do: Find all the cultural program to be developed in Bogota for the dates of your visit.
Bogota’s tourism oficial website: Best restaurants, bars and events in the city.
Bogota’s info: General information of the city.
Frutology: Colombian Fruit-guide by Casa Platypus
TOP PLACES TO VISIT:
Bogotá: La Candelaria, Monserrate, Zona Rosa, Museo del oro, Museo Botero, Casa de la Moneda, Museo Nacional, Plaza Bolivar, Usaquen, Chapinero, Paloquemao (fruit market), Museo-Iglesia Santa Clara, Catedral Primada.
Ciclovia: The “Ciclovìa”, works from 7:00 am until 2:00 pm. Provides service from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sundays and holidays during the year for the main roads of the city, connected in a circuit of more than 121 kilometers long and covers all sectors of the city.
Natural Parks: Natural parks and reserves of Colombia.
Tourism in Bogota: Official Bogotas tourism website
Colombian hostels: Guide of reccomended hostels around Colombia.