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Tourism in Bogota
Bogotá dates from 1538, although not with its present name: initially the capital of Colombia was known as Santa Fe. Not until the time of independence would it receive its current name it is also referred to as the Athens of America by the German geographer Humboldt.
The city can boast of carrying an ample history on its shoulders, as well as serving to support the numerous towns that have since arisen in this region. Bogotá has always been at the forefront of South American development, being for example, the first city in South America to have an airport. Bogotá now has the appearance of a capable city in constant improvement, betting on its ambitious projects and strong infrastructural developments.
The capital of Colombia cannot boast of pleasant year-round temperatures due to its altitude, but this does not limit its role as the countrys main cultural point. Tourism in particular is growing stronger: take a walk down one of its streets full of colonial flavor and see for yourself. Dont miss the Primary Cathedral of Bogotá, the National Capitol or the Palace of Justice. The city of the orchid also contains numerous museums like the Museum of Colonial Art, the Archaeological Museum or the Museum of Bogotá. Dont forget to visit some of the citys most distinctive sites: El Dorado Avenue, Renaissance Park, the International Center, the Independence Park, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Library, the university sector and the Gold Museum. This route summarizes the citys enchantments for the traveler, and provides a window into one of South Americas most historical cities.