Bogotá offers a unique amalgamation of sights with high rise buildings next to the colonial churches, modern theatres and shantytowns. Bogotá is a contemporary metropolis with innovative architecture, graffiti, street vendors selling emeralds and street performers - all wrapped in the old city. With several libraries and universities it is also called ‘The Athens of South America’. There is a wide variety of places to stay, ranging from backpacker hostels to five star Bogotá hotels. You can book Bogotá hotels close to La Candelaria, the historical centre, to enjoy the art and culture here.
Bogotá is the largest economic hub in Colombia and many of the big Colombian companies have their headquarters here. Most multinationals also do their business from Bogotá, which is home to the main stock market in Colombia. Emerald trading is big business and millions of dollars of roughly cut and produced emeralds exchange hands in downtown Bogotá every day. Hotels in Bogotá near Ciudad Salitre are popular with business travellers who want to stay near the airport. Bogotá is a key tourist spot and this industry has grown steadily in recent years, giving rise to numerous Bogotá hotels.