Named after Bacata (planted fields) and later Santa Fe de Bacata , the area became of great importance to Europe for its wealth of gold, minerals and other natural resources.It was soon made capital of the New Kingdom of Granada which covered the northernmost region of Latin America.By 1810, the inhabitants, tired of Spanish rule, moved to overthrow their European overlords.
Today Bogota is an urban colossus that serves up a real thriller for all tourists on the hunt for adventurous intrigue.
Known as the Athens of the America for its high number of universities and colleges, the city was named 2007 World Book Capital by UNESCO in honor of its abundance of libraries.
In the same year, Bogota¡ was also proclaimed the Iberoamerican Capital of Culture by the UCCI (Ibero American Capital Cities League).
With such an intellectual reputation dueling with economic and social difficulties, Bogota¡ is a real enigma that leaves one dizzy with a thrilling new world view.
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Colombia`s fast and stimulating capital BogotÃ¡ will immediately draw you into its rollercoaster energy of sightseeing, nightlife and romance.
Scratch beneath the surface and you`ll find a fascinating city to explore, especially with its potential to meet so many awe-inspiring Colombian Ladies.
Wander the La Candelaria district and fall in love amid the colorful streets, elegant churches and colonial architecture surrounded by the mountains of the Andino region. Monserrate, Bogota is over 2,640m (8,661ft) above sea level and holds a lofty spot as the world`s third highest capital city.
The Spanish-speaking population of over 7 million is easily attuned to living at altitude which shows in their high-spirited parties and Latin verve.
Twinned with Chicago and London, Bogota is among the top cities of progressive urban areas in the Americas and boasts a world-class nightlife and head-rush of entertainment options.