Colombia’s sprawling capital is set at an average altitude of 2,640 meters above sea level and so has a colder climate than other parts of the country. There are a huge number of museums, one of the most famous being the Museo del Oro, or Museum of Gold, displaying over 55,000 gold artifacts. The Colombian National Museum is also well worth a visit with a huge collection covering the art, ethnography, archeology and history of Colombia. Most of the best museums are situated in La Candelaria and the historic district contains some of the city’s most beautiful architecture. You can also access Montserrate Mountain from here by foot or cable car. The views over the city from the top are spectacular and there are restaurants as well as a historic church.
If you are a coffee lover, Colombia is renowned for its coffee production. When you rent a car in Bogotá you can take a trip to the mountains on the outskirts to visit a coffee plantation. Many have guided tours with tastings and they are often situated at high altitudes with stunning scenery.