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Bogotá Events

Bogotá Carnival

Every August, the annual Bogotá Carnival brings the streets around Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park to life with music and dancing. Apart from the main parade, there is folkloric theatre, storytelling, puppetry and art.

Date: 05 August 2022 - 06 August 2022
Venue: Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park
Cost:

Free.


Bogotá Wine and Food Festival

This event offers a little taste of Columbia. Expect plenty of tastings, classes and demonstrations as you get your fill of food and wine.

Date: 01 September 2022 - 30 September 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various.
Website: http://www.bogotawineandfood.com
Cost:

Various.


Rock al Parque

This huge, free festival leans on the heavy side of rock with a plethora of ska, punk, hardcore and metal groups entertaining massive crowds.

Date: 03 November 2022 - 27 November 2022
Website: http://www.rockalparque.gov.co
Cost:

Free.


Christmas Fairs

Over 60 artisans make up the feria 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 2022 - 25 December 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Cost:

Free.


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Casa Medina

Atmospheric and full of character, this Bogotá hotel offers modern facilities with an Old World atmosphere. Located in a restored historic building, it feels more like a home than a hotel with roaring fires, thick rugs, timber-framed ceilings and leather armchairs. The king-size beds are enough to lose a weekend in, while its La Casa Restaurant offers fine dining in a country cottage setting.

Hotel de la Opera

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.

Hotel Augusta

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.

Hotel Abitare 56

While bedrooms give off a student dormitory vibe, the sleeping quarters at this budget choice are spotless. Rooms are bright and each of the 28 on offer comes with Wi-Fi, satellite TV and a private bathroom. Tucked away from the nearby bars and restaurants, this hotel also offers a little sanctuary from the buzz of central Bogotá.

Celebrities Suites

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.

Wyndham Hotel Bogota

While it may not look like a work of genius from the outside, behind the doors Wyndham Hotel Bogota flexes its creative muscles. Its 261 rooms are well-appointed and spacious with huge windows letting in plenty of light, but it's the blossoming of primary colours, mesmerising carpets and patterned wallpaper that make it such a pleasure to stay in. The steaks from the restaurant are more hearty than arty.