About Bogota

Today’s city is an 8 million people metropolis with an area of 1587 square kilometres. Colombia’s capital city is located in the geographical centre of the country at 2600 meters above sea level. The infrastructure and the numerous significant landmarks of interest to tourists shows how national treasures have shaped the city over the last four centuries, since its foundation on August 6th 1538 by Spaniard Gonzalo Jimenéz de Quesada.

International prizes

  • World City of Peace 2017
  • Rabat, Morocco: Bogota won the seat of the Fifth World Congress of Cities, Local and Regional Governments – CGLU – to be held in October 2016.
  • Bogota, the first destination in Colombia for international events 2015-2016
  • Bogota was ranked in the top 10 cities in Latin America to host international events, alongside major capitals such as Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Mexico City.
  • London 2013: Bogota received the World Climate and City Leadership Award, awarded by C40, for the TransMilenio and Biotaxis projects.
  • Revitalization Plan of the Historic Center of Bogota: It received a prize from the Global Forum of Human Settlements supported by the UN, to contribute to the environmental improvement of cities.
  • World Travel Awards: Awarded the prize to the best business tourism destination in the world.