5 activities in Bogota that will help you learn Spanish and enjoy the culture at the same time

Bogota has plenty of possibilities to get great cultural enrichment. Every day there are 35 to 45 cultural public and private events along with the city, from street theater, concerts, and workshops to art expositions and free exchange events at cafes and bars.

Here you will find a list of the activities that will help you learn Spanish and enjoy the culture at the same time.

1. Free Dance Lessons:

You can enjoy salsa, tango, and milonga free lessons every Sunday morning at Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, in La Candelaria, in the center of the city.

More info: Fondo de Cultura Económica

2. Language exchange and international party:

Gringo Tuesdays at bar La Villa, in Chicó, in the north of the city, is a language exchange and international party event that takes place every Tuesday from 5 pm to 3 am. This is an excellent opportunity to meet local and foreign people, practice Spanish, and share experiences.
More info: GringoTuesdays

3.Party nights on a Chiva:

If you want to know how “bogotanos rumbean”, you also can enjoy party nights on a “Chiva rumbera”, a traditional bus with no windows or chairs and that is exclusively designed to go dancing and drinking while you go all over the city. The Chiva finally arrives at La Calera, a natural and touristic zone northeast of the city with spectacular sightseeing and rumba zones.

4. Bike Tours:

Enjoy the Ciclopaseos through La Candelaria and other traditional zones. In those you rent a bicycle and with a guide, run through key points and places to know the traditional Bogota center. If you prefer, every week there are also possibilities to run the center on foot with a guided visit. Besides, every weekend there are outside walks, in which you can know natural runs and places in Bogota hills and some zones around Bogotá.

Amateur photographers meetings:

On the other hand, at Parque Nacional, near the center and the Planetario, there are amateur photographers meetings at weekends, in which you will meet new local people and enjoy routes designed to photograph special zones in the city like parks, graffiti, and heritage zones, traditional neighborhoods and buildings, among others. Of course, you could get good memories and images all over the city.

These are just a few of many different options that are now available to enrich the learning experiences of the Spanish language and cultural involvement in Bogotá. These offers get visitors to interact with locals to improve their speaking and listening skills, and of course, to enrich cultural and local lifestyle knowledge at the time they provide practice with vocabulary that is inherently more applicable to your interests.