- Monserrate – Church located at 3,152 meters above sea level and which overlooks the entire city, plus there is a very nice restaurant at the top. Take the teleférico up, or join the locals doing penitence by walking up the mountain on your knees.
Casa Museo Quinta de Bolívar – Simón Bolívar lived here between 1821-1826, and returned in 1827 with Manuelita Saenz. The house was often used for political gatherings during Bolivar's residence.
- La Candelaria - Historic neighborhood in the heart of the city. Includes the lablaa, several major universties, a number of old churhes, and lots of good graffiti on the walls.
- Usaquén - Neighborhood in the north of the city which includes a great outdoor crafts market, a fancy shopping mall, and lots of good restaurants.
- La Calera - Located on the outskirts of the city, La Calera offers great views of the city, local artesanias, and typical food.
- Planerario de Bogotá - Take a look at the moon, star, and sun.
- Zona T - Located between 82th Street with Cra. 13, this is an area of the city closed off to cars, and full of restaurants, bars, cafes, nightclubs and fashionable boutiques.
Libraries & Museums
- Biblioteca Luis Angel Árango (LABLAA) – One of the best libraries all of South America. The library includes a mayor theater. (I visited in February 2010 and blogged about it.)
- BiblioRed - Bogota's public library system. (My blog entry from a February 2010 visit to El Tunal and the Virgilio Barco libraries)
- Museo del Oro - The collection includes thousands of items in gold, emeralds and other precious gems representing the culture of many of Colombia's indigenous groups.
- Museo Botero - The collection includes many of Fernando Botero's pieces.
- Museo Nacional - Colombia's history, art and culture all under one roof.
- Andrés Carne de Res – The original restaurant is the one in Chía; both locations offer excellent food y rumba pa' toda la noche!
- Cevicheria Central - Amazing ceviche. (Cra 13 con Calle 85, Bogota, Colombia)
- Zona G - Short for Zona Gourmet, and located in the north of the city between Carreras 5 and 7 and 71 to 79 Streets. Here's a list of the many restaurants in the area.
- Laguna de Guatavita - Lake that inspired the ledged of El Dorado.
- Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá - A large church built inside a salt mine. There is a train that goes to the catheral, but tickets sell out days in advance. The town itself is also quite beautiful and worth the trip, in it of itself.
- Villa de Leyva - Colonial town in the "state" of Boyacá.
- Ráquira - Lots of clay pottery and artesanias.
¡Gracias a mi amiga Sandhya por su ayuda con esta lista!