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Living Bogota: Living Bogota

Living Bogota


Photo by: Julian Santacruz

Welcome to your new home. Bogota, right in the heart of the Andes mountains, is the capital city of Colombia as well as the largest. Sitting in the midst of the mountain range means that the streets are winding and the weather is fitful. From the historical center  (La Candelaria) characterized by its colonial architecture to the outsides of the city (Chia) where the famous restaurant and bar Andres Carne de Res sits proudly; the city is filled with variety. Modern buildings intertwine with old structures and traditions fill the city hand in hand with shopping malls and fancy restaurants. In many ways, Bogota has it all. Look below for some of the things that await you! 

Useful Links

Any of the following sites will provide you with additional information on Colombia as well as its capital city. Everything from tourist websites to newspaper and magazine articles will be linked below. Feel free to read and get to know your future home.  Attached at the bottom of the page you will find the book Living in Bogota, which provides further information on the capital. 

Colombia is Magical Realism 

Bogota: The Heart of the Andes 

Tourism in Bogota (Spanish) 

Bogota: A Foodie Destination 

The NY Times: 36 Hours in Bogota, Colombia

PWC Report

Bogotá 30 best Cities

Catedral Primada: Plaza de Bolivar

Photo by: Meredith Kohut for The New York Times

Andres Carde de Res

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What Awaits in Bogota

Street Art in Bogota

Photo by: Manuel Rueda (Artist: Katze 3)

Photo by: Rom Levy (Artists: Stinkfish and ZAS)

Photo by: Manuel Rueda (Artist: Guache)

Photo by: Manuel Rueda (Artist: unknown)

Bogota in Brief

Time Zone: (-05:00) GMT
Population: 7,881,156
Altitude: 2600 meters above sea level
President: Juan Manuel Santos
Weather: Average Temperature: 57 F / 14 C (rainy and dry season tend to alternate)
Maximum rainfall: From March to May and from September to November
Currency: Colombian peso.

Electric Current: All major cities operate on 110 AC and 60 cycles (the same as the U.S. and Canada

El Chorro de Quevedo

Photo by: Guillermo Chavez

La Candelaria

Photo by: Guillermo Chavez

Living Bogotá

Colegio NUEVA GRANADA | | Cra 2E No. 70-20 | Phone: (571)212 3511
Bogotá - Colombia