Located at over 2600m altitude in the middle of Colombia, Bogota is one of the three highest capital cities in the world. This multicultural city brings together contemporary and classical styles in its architecture, a great characteristic of Bogota. It is home to the famous mountain "Monserrate", a must-see tourist attraction. History, nightlife and culture are the pillars of this modern and vibrant city. Thus, its great variety of libraries, museums, parks and events throughout the year make the capital one of the most entertaining and busy cities in Latin America. Enjoy the good humour of the inhabitants, discover the art of Botero, immerse yourself in the history of gold, delight yourself with the exquisite cuisine of Candelaria, Bogotá never stops being exciting!
Founded in 1538 by the Spaniards under the name of Santa Fe de Bogota, it is one of the three highest capitals in the world. This territory was inhabited by the famous Colombian tribe called “The Muiscas”. The natives had large amounts of gold, which represented the main motive of colonization for the Spaniards. It was in Bogota where the first airport in Latin America was built. Also, in the twentieth century, the first large-scale energy plant was created along with other major constructions such as the Stadium and the National Park. Shortly, the capital became an economic powerhouse and business center for Colombia.