Free Stuff

Museo Botero The highlight of Banco de la República's massive museum complex.

Plaza de Bolívar The heart of the original town, and the perfect place to start discovering the city.

Catedral Primada Bogotá's largest cathedral, dominating the city's main plaza.

Bogotá Graffiti Tour A great tour that's technically free, but a gratuity is recommended for the guide. Fair enough.

Discerning Dining

Leo Experience an adventurous gourmet tasting menu covering a cornucopia of cutting-edge and creative Colombian flavors.

Mini-Mal Top-notch casual-contemporary Colombian, sustainably sourced and dedicated to resurrecting underused regional ingredients.

Prudencia A Colombian-American culinary adventure in La Candelaria with surprising, weekly changing four-course menus.

Abasto Perfectly executed morning mainstays make this a Bogotá breakfast must (though lunch is great, too!).

Canasto Picnic Bistró New, sustainably minded Northern Bogotá bistro drawing legions for both style and sustenance.

Agave Azul Bogotá's signature Mexican experience, an open-ended tasting menu in an unmarked La Macarena home.

Drinking & Nightlife

Andrés Carne de Res The most singular, indescribable night out in South America (if not the world!).

Cervecería Gigante Bogotá's best craft beer, served in a signless nanobrewery in an otherwise unremarkable barrio.

El Mono Bandido A cozy Quinta Camacho mansion flipped into one of the city's most atmospheric pubs.

Video Club Cool kids pack this former Chapinero warehouse for frenetic blends of dance-happy Latin and electronica.

Cine Tonalá Equal parts independent cinema, Mexican restaurant and hip bar sheltering artistic, nocturnally inclined cultural refugees.

Museums

Museo del Oro Dazziling, world-class museum highlighting the gold bounties of pre-Hispanic cultures.

Museo Botero Celebrate exaggerated bosoms and busts courtesy of Latin America's most renowned living artist, Fernando Botero.

Museo Nacional Originally a prison, Colombia's signature national museum remains open during extensive renovations through 2023.

Museo Santa Clara A stunning church replete with 148 paintings and sculptures of saints.

Quinta de Bolivar Tour the former occasional abode of El Libertador, Simón Bolívar, now a lovely historic-home museum.