The New York Times posted this piece by Jada Yuan today: Beautiful, Complicated Bogota and I wanted to throw in my two cents. I missed most of the places on Ms. Yuan’s list – the city is huge and there is so much to see (and eat!). Each neighborhood is a city unto itself so I think you can get a totally different vibe depending where you are. I noticed a commenter recommended the Museo Botero (pictured above) which I thought was awesome. It also merges into some of the other museums in Candelaria such as la Casa de moneda. Unfortunately, I ended up there after climbing Monserrate (by foot – seen in the background of the photo) so I was super tired and didn’t get to spend as much time there as I could have (hello, altitude!).
I would also suggest using your own common sense about security. I was super anxious about using my phone in public before going because I had read so many posts about safety, but once I was adjusted to my neighborhood (Chapinero) I realized it wouldn’t be a problem there and wished that I hadn’t been so stressed about it in the first place (of course, use your own common/spidey sense!).