Información útil para viajeros Bogotá

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Bogotá is the capital of the Republic of Colombia, a vibrant and multicultural city where streets from a colonial past converge with the modernity of a thriving capital. With 7'150.000 residents according to the preliminary results of the 2018 census, Bogotá is a city that welcomes its own people and foreigners with open arms.

It is located in the geographic center of the national territory at 2,625 meters above sea level, on the eastern edge of the Sabana de Bogotá, which is the highest plateau of the Colombian Andes.

In Bogota the climate varies constantly, those who live in it know that it is better to be prepared as they can have all seasons in one day. However, it is characterized by a moderately cold climate, 14 º C on average.

Even so, as it has a tropical climate, cold weather is accentuated when it rains and on very sunny days the thermal sensation can increase up to 23ºC.

In Bogotá the best way to get your bearings is to look for the eastern hills, because it is a cardinal point visible from most of the city, if we are in front of the mountains, the left side will indicate the north, the right the south and our back the east and / or west.

You will find calles and carreras as well as diagonals and transversals, calles go down from the east towards the west and increase towards the north.

Carreras run parallel to the eastern hills and increase from east to west.