Every time we travel we do it with a budget in mind. Often, things come up, and we end up spending a bit more money than planned. If you find yourself in this situation or you simply have a small budget, do not worry. In a big city as Bogotá, it is very easy to find touristy attractions at a very low cost, in some cases, you will only spend money on your transport ticket.
Here, we listed some of the places that you can go for a low cost and enjoy the Colombian Capital:
At the top of the mountain, you will find the Santuario del Señor de Los Caidos, the Basilica de Guadalupe and an incredible panoramic view of Bogota. Located at 3,152 meters above sea level, it is one of the most visited places in Colombia. To get there, you can go up walking, if you have a good physique or you can use either the cable car or tram, the cost is $19,000 pesos round trip.
La Candelaria is the historical neighborhood where Bogotá was founded in 1538. It is one of the favorite places for foreigners to visit as it holds a vast amount of museums, theaters, cafes and its the center of political life in Colombia. Some of the most visited places are:
Address: Calle 11 #4-93 Check map
More info: http://www.banrepcultural.org/museo-botero/la-coleccion
Other interesting places nearby are:
Un poco mas hacia el centro geográfico de la ciudad nos encontramos con el Parque Metropolitano Simón Bolívar, este parque es uno de los pulmones de la ciudad y uno de los más grandes e importantes en Bogotá, está compuesto por varios parques y zonas en el que se pueden realizar diferentes actividades recreo – deportivas. Los lugares que lo componen son los siguientes:
Dir: Calle 63 y 53 entre carreras 48 y 68 Ver mapa
Address: Calle 63, # 60-80 Check map
More info: http://salitremagico.com.co/co/
More info: http://www.ciciaquapark.com.co/
Address: Avenida Calle 63 No. 68-95 Check map
More info: http://www.jbb.gov.co/
Y si vamos un poco mas hacia el norte, encontraremos:
Some years ago, as the city grew, it absorbed some of the nearby towns. Usaquen used to be a small colonial town on the north end of Bogota, and it is not one of this neighborhoods. Located on Carrera 6A between streets 119 and 120A in the historical center of this city. There you will find all kinds of handicrafts and antiques to buy. Normally, it is open on Sundays and holidays, but it’s always a good idea to check their fan page on Facebook where they let you when it will be open. Its impressive colonial architecture and great gastronomic options make it another must-see area of the city.
Photos: Oscar Lopez