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Local news for the Bogotá area.

Bogotá mayoral race in dead heat between Galán and López shows poll

With less than two weeks to go in the Bogotá mayoral race, Carlos Fernando Galán and Claudia López are in a dead heat according to pollsters CNC.

Bogotá is ready for a metro, but are the mayoral candidates?

The Metro de Bogotá is a bid away from becoming reality and mega infrastructure project that has been promised for decades. The future of the metro depends on the Oct 27 election.

Bogotá elections 2019: Candidates outline security agendas

Security in Bogotá has become a vote convincing opportunity for the candidates facing-off in the Oct 27 elections.

Nationwide transport strike affects mobility in Bogotá

Cab drivers are protesting Monday across Bogotá over the suspension of licenses by the District Mobility Secretariat. Commuters advised to exercise caution and avoid rush hour.

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.