Bogota, the vibrant capital city of Colombia, is filled with cultural and recreational opportunities to explore on any given day. In fact, some might even say that it´s a city with entirely too many options. So much so, that it can sometimes be difficult to settle on one activity.
However, when it comes to Sundays, the city's charm and culture are magnified, as residents and visitors alike engage in a variety of fun-filled activities. From exploring historic neighborhoods and trying delicious local cuisine to taking part in outdoor adventures and cultural events, there is never a shortage of things to do in Bogota on a Sunday.
Here are some top ways to spend a Sunday in Bogota:
1. Explore La Candelaria
La Candelaria is the heart of Bogota's historic district, and it's an ideal place to start exploring the city on a Sunday. The area is home to several colonial-era buildings, museums, street art, and cafés. Visitors can take a walking tour of the area and learn about the city's rich history or visit the Gold Museum and Botero Museum.
Monserrate is a hill that rises over 3,000 meters above sea level, offering a breathtaking view of the city. Visitors can take a cable car or funicular to the top and enjoy a panoramic view of Bogota, the surrounding mountains, and the valley. At the top, there are restaurants, souvenir shops, and a church that attracts many religious pilgrims.
Go cycling in Ciclovia
Ciclovia is a unique experience in Bogota that happens every Sunday. During this time, more than 120 kilometers of streets in the city are closed to cars, and instead, cyclists, joggers, and walkers take over. This is a great way to experience the city from a different perspective and get some exercise while enjoying the pleasant weather.
Try local food at Paloquemao Market
Paloquemao Market is the largest food market in Bogota, and it's an excellent place to sample local cuisine. On Sundays, the market is bustling with locals buying fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats, and visitors can join in the fun. There are also food stalls selling traditional Colombian snacks like arepas, empanadas, and churros.
Enjoy a Cultural Event
Bogota is a city that loves art, music, and theater, and there are always cultural events happening on Sundays. Visitors can check out the Teatro Colon or Teatro Mayor, which offer a wide range of performances, including plays, musicals, and dance shows. Alternatively, they can enjoy live music in one of the city's many bars or clubs.
Relax in a Park
Bogota is home to many beautiful parks that are perfect for a Sunday afternoon stroll or picnic. Parque de la 93 is a popular spot for families and couples, with plenty of space to relax, exercise, and enjoy street performers. Parque Simón Bolívar is another great option, with beautiful gardens, lakes, and walking trails.
Experience Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral
Located just an hour's drive from Bogota, the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral is a must-visit attraction. This underground cathedral is built inside a salt mine and features an impressive collection of sculptures, carvings, and religious symbols. Visitors can take a guided tour and learn about the history and construction of the cathedral.
Clearly, Bogota offers endless opportunities for visitors and local alike to enjoy their Sundays. Whether it's exploring the historic neighborhoods, trying local cuisine, or taking part in outdoor adventures and cultural events, there is always something to suit everyone's interests.
If you´re working on planning a getaway to Bogota and your date include Sunday, Connect to Colombia has a local team ready to assist you on the ground. We´re in Bogota and can help you ENHANCE your Colombian Experience.
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