More Information (Spanish): Bogotá TourismBogotá Climate



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Cultural Sites

More Information (Spanish): Plaza de BolívarMuseo BoteroMuseo NacionalBotanical GardenLa CandelariaCerro de MonserrateTemplo de San FranciscoSimon Bolivar ParkParque 93Usaquén Outdoor Market; Iglesia Museo de Santa Clara 

Eating out

More Information (Spanish): Zona GAbastoLa Puerta FalsaAntigua Santa FeParque 93UsaquénAndrés Carne de Res


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Other Helpful Tips & Information

  • In Colombia the standard voltage is 110 V. The standard frequency is 60 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / B. If you are coming from the U.S. or Canada, you can use your electric appliances in Colombia. However, you may need an adapter for 3-pronged plugs, as some of the outlets only have two sockets.
  • Colombia is in the GMT-5 time zone and does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
  • The current conversion rate is roughly $1 USD to 3,000 Colombian pesos.
  • While Bogotá is much safer than it once was, it is still important to be vigilant and aware of your surroundings, just as you would in any large city. Certain neighborhoods are not safe for walking at night, so it is always best to order a taxi or Uber after dark. It is also not advised to use valuables such as cell phones while walking through the streets. If you must do so, be sure to keep an eye out.