Parque de la 93
Parque de la 93 is a tourist park in the north of Bogotá. It is located in the town of Chapinero, between 93 A and 93 B streets and between 11 A and 13 races, in the El Chicó sector.
A wide variety of bars, restaurants, cafes and ice cream parlors are grouped around the park. Gato Negro, El Sitio, Café Renault and the Juan Valdez store, the world's largest inkwell, these are the places most visited by tourists and locals. It is also the scene of cultural and recreational events over the years.
The nightlife of the sector is very active because it brings together various music and recreation venues. It is characterized by its open green and wooded areas. Traditionally, the park is decorated with impressive Christmas decorations.
The modern Usaquén, located in the north of Bogotá, is a hotspot for foodies. Asian fusion restaurants, upscale French bistros, and laid-back garden cafes cluster around Usaquén Park, the district's focal point, while breweries and chic cocktail bars keep the scene buzzing until late. Crowds gather on Sundays for the Usaquén flea market, with buskers, puppet shows, gourmet food stalls, and stalls selling jewelry handmade from local coffee beans.
La Candelaria neighborhood
Talking about the La Candelaria neighborhood is talking about the history of Bogotá. It was the place where the city was founded in 1538 and it takes its name from a Catholic chapel located in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria. Those steep stone streets, which seem to reach the sky, have seen the history of the country go by. Long before Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada founded this city in a valley of fortresses and built twelve huts in the Chorro de Quevedo, it was a sacred site for the Muiscas.
Plaza de Bolívar
The "Plaza de Bolívar" is the main square of the city of Bogotá and Colombia. It is located in the center of the city, around it are some of the main buildings of the city. This nerve center of Bogotá was built in 1539 with the name of Plaza Mayor, and today it serves as a setting for festivals, masses and bullfights. Furthermore, it was here that, on July 20, 1810, the "cry for independence" resounded.
The National Museum of Colombia
The National Museum of Colombia was created in 1823, and is one of the oldest in America. It offers its visitors seventeen permanent exhibition rooms. In its calendar of temporary exhibitions, the Museum presents exhibitions of national and international history, art and archeology. Additionally, it offers a varied academic and cultural programming that includes conferences, concerts, theater and dance presentations and audiovisual projections, among others.
An unmissable place in the "Plaza de Bolívar" is the Catedral Primada, the first church in Bogotá, which was built in 1539 by order of the founder of the city, Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada. That of Santa Isabel de Hungary, one of the 12 chapels of the temple, houses the remains of figures from national history such as Antonio Nariño, Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos and Jiménez de Quesada himself.
The Salt Cathedral
The Salt Cathedral is an enclosure built inside the salt mines of Zipaquirá, in the department of Cundinamarca, Colombia.
The architectural and artistic design of the new Salt Cathedral is typical of the Bogota architect Roswell Garavito Pearl. Inside there is a rich artistic collection, especially salt and marble sculptures in an environment full of a deep religious sense that attracts tourists.
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is considered one of the most notable architectural and artistic achievements of Colombian architecture, which is why it has even been awarded the title of architectural jewel of modernity. The importance of the Cathedral lies in its value as a cultural, religious and environmental heritage.
The Cacique Guatavita lagoon
The Cacique Guatavita lagoon is located in the eastern mountain range of Colombia, 75 km northeast of Bogotá. The lagoon is at an altitude of 3100 m s. n. m. and at a temperature of 5 to 11 ℃. It is a perfectly circular mountainous depression, about 700 m in diameter, surrounded by native encenillos forests.
The lagoon was one of the most sacred of the Muiscas, since the ritual of investiture of the new Zipa (Cacique) was carried out there; According to legend, he was riding on a richly decorated reed raft; his body was covered entirely with powdered gold; At his feet they placed a large quantity of gold and emeralds for him to offer to the gods and lit braziers to burn a kind of incense called moque; The new dignitary was accompanied by four caciques and when the raft reached the center of the lagoon, the people on the banks threw gold objects and precious stones into the water.