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Local news for the Bogotá area.

Barcú: Memorable moments of Bogotá’s community inspired art fair (gallery)

The sixth edition of Barcú welcomed artists from around the world and converted colonial homes in La Candelaria into temporary galleries, including the old forge Casa Kabiros.

Pianist Wiley Skaret performs benefit concert with Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra

Having performed in prestigious concert halls in the U.S., at age 17 Wiley Skaret makes his Bogotá debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra and benefit concert for his personal charity.

BOmm 8 takes to the stage as showcase of Colombia’s musical talent

BOmm is the music networking platform of the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and helps emerging acts build their careers to reach audiences around the world.

Bogota’s largest jazz festival set to launch with renowned ensembles

Legendary American jazz double-bassist Ron Carter and his Trio join an impressive cast of renowned musicians participating in the 24th edition of Jazz al Parque.

Bogotá: A walking tour of the Royal Road-turned-Septimazo

The Parque de la Independencia and environs express the quirky, offbeat street culture of the capital. Take a walk!

Bien-Estar Yo!: Health and wellness festival comes to Bogotá’s 93 Park

Looking for solutions to deal with the stressful Bogotá lifestyle? During two days (August 10- 11), Bogotá's Parque 93 will host the first health and wellness festival - Bien-Estar Yo!

Bogotá’s Los Mártires finds cultural revival with creative industries

Our expert street guide Jimmy Weiskopf continues his exploits in one of Bogotá's less frequented districts for tourists, but with a fascinating past: Los Mártires.

Does Bogotá have an architectural identity?

Leading architects explain the defining characteristics of Bogotá's cityscape. Is there a sustainable future for the capital's architecture?

Colombia’s bicentenary: What to do in Bogotá on 20 de Julio

This year, 20 de Julio falls on a Saturday and as a national holiday that commemorates 200 of Independence, there are plenty of cultural events, as well as a celebrated parade.

Cinemateca de Bogotá: A new home for cinematic arts in the capital

After almost a half-century in its iconic home on the Carrera Séptima, the mayoralty inaugurated the new Cinemateca de Bogotá for the promotion of the capital's cinematic culture.

Peñalosa: Bogotá to get “largest fleet of electric buses in Latin America.”

Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa announced that the bid to upgrade TransMilenio into an all-electric transportation network is open, with first 594 buses operational in 2020.

Futurible: Raising environmental awareness with Colombia’s youth

The third symposium of Futurible takes place May 21 at Gimnasio Moderno in Bogotá with special guest, singer-songwriter Andrés Cabas.

Walking Bogotá’s Avenida Chile: Banks, booklets and brunches

The Calle 72 is the “Wall Street of Bogotá” but universities, book merchants and a vibrant gastro zone have flourished in this former suburb.

Bogotá’s City U: A walking tour through urban renewal

The student housing at Universidades fulfill a utilitarian purpose, but are all the new boxy buildings taking a toll on Bogotá's traditional neighborhood architecture?

Two-day strike underway in Colombia, mobility in Bogotá impacted

A nationwide strike is underway in Colombia by trade union groups and student organizations. Mobility in all major cities will be impacted, especially in Bogotá where the largest protests have gathered.

Bogotá intensifies vaccination campaign after isolated chicken pox outbreak

The mayoralty is encouraging residents to get vaccinated free of charge against chicken pox after a recent outbreak of the virus.