2.600 meters closer to the stars
Bogotá is the country’s most important city. It’s Colombia's political, economic, administrative, cultural and touristic hub.
It’s located in the Andean region in the department of Cundinamarca, and made up of 20 municipalities. Its length is 33km from north to south and 16km from east to west (climb to the top of Mount Monserrate and you’ll have a spectacular view of the city).
One of the city’s highlights is the quality and the variety of its cultural agenda. Bogota has dozens of theaters, museums and art galleries, and more than a thousand movie screens.
Its fairs and festivals of music, literature, art, theater and film are among Latin America’s most recognized. There’s ArtBo, Bogota’s International Book Fair, the Ibero-American Theatre Festival, the At the Park Festivals and Estereo Picnic, to name a few.
In 2007 UNESCO awarded Bogota the title of "World Book Capital" and in 2012 named it a "Creative City of Music".
According to the prestigious English magazine The Economist, the Colombian capital is recognized for its economic strength. Its production size, the quality of its human capital and the easy processes for creating companies and doing business attract the attention of national and international industries. Bogotá receives 70 percent of foreign investment in Colombia.
A city of sustainable mobility
Like the great cities of the world, Bogotá is in constant motion. For several years now, its inhabitants prefer to walk, cycle or skate to work.
Bogota is the birthplace of TransMilenio, a public transportation system using exclusive lanes. It’s been implemented in hundreds of cities around the world, including Mexico City, Johannesburg, Jakarta and Guangzhou.
The city has more than 540 kilometers of bicycle paths, which enables a widespread use of bicycles as a form of sustainable mobility.
Additionally, because of the “Ciclovia”, every Sunday and holiday more than 135 kilometers (73.2 miles) of city streets close to cars, and are overrun by more than a million cyclists, runners, skaters and walkers. This activity served as an example for similar projects in 40 different cities around the world.