District Capital is the largest city in Colombia
, and it serves as the capital city of Colombia as well. The city was established in 1538 and has grown to become the economic, industrial, political, and administrative hub of Colombia. Bogotá is beautifully located up the Bogotá Savanna Plateau, in the heart of Colombia.
The cityscape is a mixture of colonial and ancient architecture fused with modern skyscrapers as well as numerous museums and art galleries. Museums like the famous Museo Botero and Museo Del Oro showcase unique masterpieces and works of famous artists.
Modern high-end shopping malls and stall are found at the Zona Rosa area, a region that is fully packed with stalls, shops, restaurants, and numerous nightclubs that make the vibrant nightlife of Bogotá.
For outdoors, the parks and gardens around Bogotá offer stunning nature walk paths and viewpoints from where scenic panoramic views of Bogotá can be enjoyed. Numerous shrines around the city also cover the history and development of the people of Bogotá.
The outskirts of Bogotá are magnificent - complete with the splendid view of the Andes ranges, the Bogotá River flowing through, the iconic Tequendama Falls, as well as the forests and hills surrounding the city making Bogotá an attractive tourist destination.
Bogotá enjoys a subtropical highland climate, classified as Köppen Cfb. The weather is characterized by an average temperature range throughout the year, as well as alternating rainy seasons in between. The climate of Bogotá is mainly influenced by its location in the Savanna, as well as its moderately high altitude.
The rainy season is experienced from April
and from September
. The wettest month of the year is October
, with an average of twenty-one rainy days and average precipitation of 137mm (5.4"). Most days during the rainy seasons are overcast and wet, with an average of three sunshine hours per day. The temperature during the rainy season lingers between 8.5°C (47.3°F) and 20.1°C (68.2°F).
The moderately dry seasons are experienced from December
and from June
. The least amount of precipitation is received in July
, averaging 35mm (1.4") collected from fifteen rainy days. January
has the least rainy days in the year, averaging only nine, with the rain gauge reading 50mm (2") on average. Sunshine hours during the drier season average five per day, making the days feel even warmer than the recorded mean daily temperature of 14.6°C (58.3°F). The warmest month of the year is March when the temperature goes up to 20°C (68°F) and barely goes below 9.5°C (49.1°F).
Snow is rare in Bogotá, as are the extremely hot days. However, the humidity is moderately high all through the year, with an average of 76% per month.
The peak travel period in Bogotá is between December and April, during the dry season. The temperature ranges between cold and tolerable and warm and pleasant on the majority of the days. Showers of rainfall in the late afternoons are frequent but not as to cause standstills in the city and the evenings are at their coldest during this time.
Significant events include the renowned book fair Feria International Del Libro between April and May, the international music Festival called Rock al Parque in August, and the vibrant and eventful Summer Festival in August, among others.