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Bogotá Events

Rock al Parque

This huge, free festival leans on the heavy side of rock with a plethora of ska, punk, hardcore and metal groups turning things up to 11. Taking over the wonderful Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park, expect acts from all over the world as well as a choice of food stalls.

Date: 29 June 2019 - 01 July 2019
Venue: Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park
Website: http://www.rockalparque.gov.co
Cost:

Free.


Bogotá Wine and Food Festival

Offering a little taste of Columbia, the annual Bogotá Wine and Food Festival encourages local cooks, celebrity chefs and international kitchen kings and queens to show off just how good Columbian cuisine can be. Expect plenty of tastings, classes and demonstrations as you get your fill of food and wine.

Date: 01 August 2019 - 30 September 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.bogotawineandfood.com
Cost:

Prices vary between events.


Bogotá Carnival

For two days in August, the annual Bogotá Carnival brings the streets around Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park to life with music, bright costumes and dancing. Aside from the main parade, there is folkloric theatre, storytelling, puppetry and art.

Date: 05 August 2019 - 06 August 2019
Venue: Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park
Cost:

Free.


Christmas fairs

Despite being mainly a family affair, there are a few events taking place in Bogotá in December to celebrate Christmas. Over 60 artisans make up theferia artesanal navideña, which allows them to sell their wares in Candelaria (el Parque de Los Talentos). Many concerts are also held in churches during this period too.

Date: 01 December 2019 - 31 December 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various churches.
Cost:

Free.


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Situated in two buildings next the Teatro Colon, the Hotel de la Opera is probably the best accommodation in La Candelaria. Housed in a wonderfully restored historic building, it has class, charm and character, and its rooftop restaurant offers great views over the old part of town. The hotel has 42 rooms, each decorated with Italian furniture, but the best have views over Plaza de Bolivar. Booking ahead is essential.

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Don't be put off by the aquarium feel of the lobby; Hotel Augusta is a smart, cosy little hotel in the La Candelaria area of the city. The sleeping quarters are light and open, and lead onto a contained living room. Equipped with modern amenities like flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi and desks, the hotel is ideal for tourists or business travellers as well as backpackers with a little more in their pocket.

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With contemporary touches and a modern palate of creams, whites and flashes of red, the Celebrities Suites could be modelled on a famous personality's own pad – if it weren't for the huge murals of superstars sitting above each bed. Each individually designed apartment comes themed around a superstar (think Brad Pitt or Beyonce) and is fully equipped with a kitchen, generous lounge area and beautiful bedroom. A flatscreen TV and Wi-Fi come as standard, while breakfast in bed with Brad is available on request.

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