Get surprised by cosmopolitan Colombia by discovering its biggest cities: the capital Bogotá and the city of eternal spring Medellín. Learn all about the country’s notorious history and soak up the vibrant urban live during a guided walking tour. Visit fancy up-class restaurants and bars, many museums, beautiful parks and neighborhoods with striking stories and beautiful graffiti. Welcome to urban Colombia!
Go to Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, for some incredible food in one of the best restaurants in the country. Stay in the zone La Candelaria, being home to colonial buildings, old houses and cobbled streets, the gold museum and churches, restaurants and bars. Go on a guided graffiti tour and don’t miss out to visit Cerro Monserrate for an amazing city view. The underground Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá just outside the city is the perfect destination for a day trip. Go to the north of the city to find boutique hotels and chic nightlife zones like Zona Rosa.
Located in a long valley and built against green mountainsides, Medellin’s setting is simply gorgeous. The climate is idyllic and its people, called Paisa’s, are a friendly, proud and entrepreneurial folk. The city’s vibe is all about its remarkable transformation and there are plenty things to do. Spend a morning on a local market and taste over 15 fruits you have never tasted before. Go to the city center and visit Plaza Botero with the signature sculptures of the famous, local artist Fernando Botero. Visit one of the museums to learn about Medellín’s notable history, make a relaxing walk through the botanical garden “Jardín Botánico” afterwards or go for a guided tour in former inaccessible neighborhood Comuna 13. Enjoy amazing city views from above in a cable car while heading to Parque Arví or take an adventurous paragliding flight over the city. Spend the evenings in El Poblado, a bustling and green zone with an incredible vibe and many great restaurants and bars, boutique shops and coffee café’s serving the best Colombian coffees.