At 2,600 metres above sea level and bordered to the east by the imposing Cerros Orientales (eastern hills), Bogotá is the largest city in Colombia and its national capital. With average temperatures of 17ºC throughout the year, the city provides a pleasant temperate climate for its multicultural population of eight million derived from every region of Colombia.
Bogotá offers visitors a large variety of options for all kinds of activities relating to culture, nature, history and nightlife. It boasts Colombia’s best museums – among them the world-renowned Gold Museum – and an excellent gastronomic scene. Having been the most important city during Spanish colonial times, Bogotá was also the setting for many of the most important moments in Colombia’s recent history.
Bogotá has a famously lively nightlife with a wide variety of bars and restaurants. There are also many public and cultural activities such as Ciclovía which takes place every Sunday from 7am to 2pm when the main roads of the city are closed to motor traffic so that cyclists, runners, skaters and pedestrians can enjoy Bogotá in safety and peace.