I arrived in Bogota towards evening hours. The hotel I had reserved was in the Northern part of Bogota, where research said seemed to be the safest for foreigners. The cab ride was a bit of a hike, but it did allow me to see more of the city, which I enjoyed. I arrived at the Click Clack Hotel, which is nothing short of hip, retro and quaint. I will not stay anywhere else if I decide to take a trip back. It continues to amaze me that when you travel and see new places, there are things about every destination that are also so similar. In September, the weather was cold and raining therefore, I had only planned to spend a day there seeing as much as I could.
I woke up early and decided I was going to head up to Monserrate to see the city from a different perspective. Not to mention the church is gorgeous and the hill overlooks the city, with breathtaking views. The cable car was not working that day, so I took the tram to the top and spent about an hour walking a part of the grounds, enough to get some really good pictures. It was almost spiritual the feeling you get on top of that hill, as if you have been cleansed. Monserrate definitely needs to be an item you add to your list of Bogota attractions.
Next I headed to the Gold Museum. This museum is massive, with three levels and an overwhelming amount of artifacts that all tell a story. For the small price to get in, it is worth checking out.
Lastly, I wanted to see that ever famous street art. If you love street art like I do, you will not be disappointed.
In all, I wish I had a little bit more time in Bogota, but in the quick 24 hours I was there, I did accomplish what I had wanted to. If you have a layover, it is worth extending the layover so you can see a small bit of Columbian culture, Bogota’s way.