Bogota has been shaped by national and international migration. The city's living heritage reflects its diversity and dynamism.

Bogota’s intangible cultural heritage is built with the knowledge of its glassmakers and stone carvers. It's seen and heard in marketplaces where men and women exchange their knowledge of herbs. It's tasted in the diverse flavors of Colombia's regional cuisines, and lived in religious and popular fairs and festivals, which carry the culture of ethnic and peasant communities. It flourishes in the crops of urban farmers working towards a sustainable lifestyle within the city.

4 noviembre, 2019

Urban agriculture

Urban gardens are important in Bogota. Their work system is based on organic farming practices. These gardens are closely connected to peasant migration. Those keeping this practice alive are of […]
4 noviembre, 2019

About the uses and preparation of “chicha”

“Chicha” is a fermented drink common in Bogota and its surrounding region of Cundiboyaca. The details of its manufacturing, and the habit of its consumption are passed down through generations. […]
4 noviembre, 2019

Glass trades of San Cristóbal

Three glass production trades survive today in the district of San Cristóbal, in the south of Bogotá: carving or carving in glass, glass blowing using cane and glass working using […]
4 noviembre, 2019

Practices and knowledge surrounding the use of herbs sold at the Samper Mendoza Market Plaza

The people who work at Bogota’s Samper Mendoza Market Plaza have a particular wisdom and a way of doing things that dates back to the early XX century. They’re experts […]
4 noviembre, 2019

Feast if the Three Wise Men and the Epiphany of the Egyptian Quarter

The Feast of the Three Wise Men and the Epiphany of the Egyptian Quarter -in downtown Bogota- is one of the city’s most famous traditional festivities. It takes place during […]