Bogotá's sheer size and violent reputation are intimidating for visitors, but the city opens up to the savvy traveler with incredible riches befitting the capital of Colombia, and one of the biggest cities in Latin America.
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La Candelaria is the historic center of Bogotá, and the city's principal destination for tourists.
Santa Fé is the traditional downtown of Bogotá, surrounding the historic district of La Candelaria.
Zona Rosa, also known as "Zona T" for the T shaped area at its heart, is the prime nightclub district of Bogotá, and also home to plenty of upscale restaurants, nice hotels, and shopping.
El Chapinero-Zona G is just north of the traditional downtown of Bogotá. North of Santa Fé, this district is a vibrant set of neighborhoods filled with university students, bohemian cafes, bars, and restaurants.
Teusaquillo-Salitre is a district of Bogotá west of downtown and El Chapinero, with its gravitational center along Calle 26 on the way to the airport.
Usaquén is the northwesternmost district of Bogotá. It is home to many sightseeing locations, modern business squares, and its own colonial center.
Northwest Bogotá includes the localidades of Barrios Unidos and Suba. Barrios Unidos is a very poor section of urban Bogotá, and does not have much for the traveler north of the Salitre parks.
Parque 93 is the centerpiece of a lovely section of Bogotá, just north of the Zona Rosa.
The infamous South of Bogotá includes the localidades of San Cristóbal, Usme, Tunjuelito, Antonio Nariño, Rafael Uribe, Ciudad Bolívar, and entirely rural Sumapáz, home to Sumapaz National Park.
West Bogotá is a huge, diverse area, containing the localidades of Bosa, Ciudad Kennedy, Fontibón, Engativa, and Puente Aranda.