Things to do and see in Bogota: what to expect when you study Spanish here

Things to do and see in Bogota: what to expect when you study Spanish here

Bogota, Colombia’s capital, is a cosmopolitan city and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It attracts visitors from different parts of the world for tourism, study or business. It’s also an excellent place to learn to speak the Spanish language.

It is a well-known fact that its inhabitants communicate with one of the clearest, understandable and correct versions of Spanish in the world, and these aspects make it the ideal place to study and learn the Spanish language. You can find many educational options to learn Spanish in Bogota: from summer-long immersion programs at Universities to language centers that offer free, short, and practical Spanish courses with a conversational emphasis.

Bogota offers to its visitors a huge list of possibilities to immerse yourself in a real and meaningful learning Spanish experiences:

Colonial churches located in the historic center area

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Restaurants, cafes and bars

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La candelaria houses several universities, museums, 400 year old churches and the government buildings. There is a lot to do and here is our top 3 museums worthwhile visiting.
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Traditional music clubs, art galleries and theatres

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Parks and outdoor sports events

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Bike paths that cross the city from north to south and from east to west

Bogota has the most extensive and comprehensive network of bike paths or “Ciclorrutas”  and is also one of the most extensive in the world.

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Music and dance festivals

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On especial note, Cerro de Monserrate, at 3,152 meters high, it is one of the most famous peaks of the mountains that border Bogota to the east. Its church, Señor de Monserrate Basilica, holds the famous statue of El Señor Caído de Monserrate. The place is accessible by hundreds of stairs or by cable car.

In addition, Bogota is the most multicultural city in the country. There are people from all Colombian regions, and you can every day listen to different accents, learn different words and idioms and get in touch with a variety of cultural food and social traditions.

So if you’re studying Spanish, what are you waiting for? A city full of culture, adventure, and new experiences awaits you in Bogota.