Bogotá Bike Tours

Yes, it’s quite touristy but you’ll cover a lot of ground, hunt down not-so-toursisty spots and get some exercise in. A local guide will take you through the city’s street-art scene and green spaces, before you visit an artist’s home-turned-rubbish-dump and a fruit market (tasting included). Finish with a game of tejo.

Play Tejo

This local sport is not particularly well-known – and that’s exactly why it’s remained such a popular activity among Colombians. All you need is plenty of beer to last you a few hours and a good arm. Wondering how to play? Throw a heavy stone puck towards a clay mount and aim for the gunpowder in the centre. If you score, it explodes. And of course, drinking multiple beers is a rule. Think of it as a bit like boozy bowling.

Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047

Libreria Wilborada is an architecturally striking book shop in a classic 1940s four-story home. Inside you’ll find Café Cultor – a staple around the city – and plenty of couches to curl up on and read.

Teatro Garaje

A once under-utilised garage was transformed into the multi-use space of dreams. Recently renovated and expanded, there’s a long list of activities that go on at this outdoor garage: plays, concerts, cultural fairs, ceramics workshops and yoga classes. Add to that a café, restaurant and boutique tattoo parlour – plus, the fact it’s pretty cheap.

Fundación Teatro Odeón

This art space is nestled in what used to be a 2000 square metre derelict theatre. It was renovated in 2011 and now hosts some of the city’s best contemporary art exhibitions.

Centro Cultural Garcia Márquez

Named after Colombia’s Literature Nobel Prize winner, this cultural centre has over 100,000 books to peruse and buy. Grab coffee at the nearby Juan Valdéz café and read in the public courtyard.

Monserrate

Don’t give up an opportunity to blend nature and culture. Monserrate is a church atop a mountain – 3153 metres above sea level, to be exact. A hike, funicular, or cable-car ride will take you to the sanctuary, where you’ll catch a mesmerising view of Bogotá and its accompanying mountains. Careful if you decide to hike as there have been several violent muggings on the path.

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  • Carrera 2E, 21-48
    Paseo Bolívar
    Bogotá

Quebrada La Vieja

Put on comfortable clothes and walking shoes and head to the limit of Calle 72. There you’ll find the entrance to a subterranean tunnel and the entrance to Quebrada La Vieja, a waterfall near the city. Open to the public 5-10AM, this one requires an early wake-up call.

Casa Libreria Wilborada 1047

Teatro Garaje

Fundación Teatro Odeón

Centro Cultural Garcia Márquez

Monserrate

Quebrada La Vieja

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