Bogotá is Colombia’s sprawling, high-altitude capital. La Candelaria, its cobblestoned center, features colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical performance hall Teatro Colón and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco. It’s also home to popular museums including the Museo Botero, showcasing Fernando Botero’s art, and the Museo del Oro, displaying pre-Columbian gold pieces.
Our landmark 1946 building, designed by Colombian artist-architect Santiago Medina Mejia, boasts some of the most quietly elegant rooms in the city – complete with beamed ceilings, hand-carved wooden furnishings and fireplaces to cosy up to, no two rooms are alike. Steps from the buzzing financial district and the gourmet paradise of the Zona G, Casa Medina is an urban retreat for travellers with taste.
Clandestino is one of the newer nightclubs to open in Bogotá and the people going here know how to party! This is going to have Bogotá’s fashionable & trendy crowd so be sure to dress up. The club is a bit hidden and you need to walk up four flights of stairs to get to it. One floor has reggeaton and current top hits and the other has a rooftop with electronic house music. They also have an insane BRUNCH PARTY once a month so be sure to visiting their Instagram to see when the next one is.
The three-time Best Restaurant in Colombia from 2013 to 2015, Criterión is the flagship of the Rausch brothers, who own more than 10 restaurants across the country. Founded in 2004, it was one of the first in Colombia to serve a tasting menu and now offers two options: one focused on classics and another showcasing the bestselling dishes since the restaurant’s inception.
With chef Jorge at the helm and pastry chef Mark on desserts, Criterión takes diners through innovative dishes like smoked aubergine with guava hoisin sauce and foie gras tartelette with chocolate and tamarind. Lionfish features heavily on the menu, as Jorge has long fought to promote consumption of the invasive species that poses a threat to the ocean ecosystem. The bright, smart dining room is located in Chapinero neighbourhood.
The Gold Museum
In the heart of Bogotá, the extraordinary Gold Museum will astound you with the largest collection of prehispanic goldwork in the whole world.
It’s such a special place that, in 2018, National Geographic magazine named it one of the best museums in the history of the planet, next to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum (Poland), the Vatican museums (Italy), and the Pergamon Museum, amount others.
The museum has 34,000 gold pieces, each of which has its own incomparable beauty and historic value. Many of these items were used in the daily life or sacred rituals of indigenous peoples like the muisca and tayrona.
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