Bogota Colombia

Bogota Colombia

*** Note: The Tuesday blog is currently on hiatus, but the Monday and Wednesday blogs will continue as usual.

With a cathedral built underground in an old salt mine, with a reputation of once having been the location of mythical El Dorado, and with many streets known for its fabulous graffiti art, Bogota Colombia is a city of many faces. Currently, it is considered a ‘global city‘, which means it has a superior place in the world economy. Perhaps its most interesting feature is that the city is located in the Andes Mountains on a high plateau. This means that Bogota has a consistently cool temperature year-round. For this reason, hearty soups are always on the menu.

Videos of Bogota Colombia: Here’s a 3-minute video featuring the famous ‘Candelaria’ part of Bogota. Here’s a 4-minute video of things to do in Bogota.

FunFacts about Bogota Colombia: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Bogotá, officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, although often erroneously thought of as part of Cundinamarca. Bogotá is a territorial entity of the first order, with the same administrative status as the departments of Colombia. It is the political, economic, administrative and industrial center of the country. (Source)
  • The population of Bogota Colombia is 7.18 million.
  • The name ‘Bogota’ means ‘Lady of the Shining Mountain’.
  • Bogota is located in the center of Colombia on a high plateau known as the Bogotá savanna.
  • Bogota is in the Andes Mountains at an elevation of 2,640 metres (8,660 ft) above sea level.
  • Bogota Colombia has a relatively cool climate that is consistent throughout the year.
  • The city’s airport, El Dorado International Airport, is named after the mythical El Dorado. The airport handles the largest cargo volume in Latin America, and is third in number of people.
  • Because of its strong financial center, Bogota Colombia is considered a global city.
  • The beginnings of modern-day Colombia, quote: From 1533, a belief persisted that the Río Grande de la Magdalena was the trail to the legendary El Dorado. Such was the target of Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, the Granadanian conquistador who left Santa Marta on 6 April 1536 with 800 soldiers, heading towards the interior of current Colombia. (Source)
  • Bogota has 20 localities, or districts, forming an extensive network of neighborhoods.
  • Bogota Colombia has worked hard to change its image as one of the most violent cities in the world. With steady effort and an integrated security policy known as “Comunidad Segura”, the city has been successful in reducing murder rates and making the city safe.
  • Bogota is home to over 1400 multinational companies and is considered important to the global economy.
  • With an extensive educational system of primary and secondary schools as well as colleges, Bogota is known as ‘the Athens of South America’.

  * * * This Week’s Giveaway is Closed * * *

We have a winner! Congrats Smita D.!!!

For a chance to win this paranormal romance bracelet ~ ~ or a $15 Amazon gift card, winner’s choice! ~ ~ just scroll to the bottom of the page and read the details for entering. You will be leaving a comment as the entry requirement. Giveaway ends midnight, Arizona time, Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

August Winners: Bobbie B., Mary P., Denise H.!

July Winners: Barb G., Theresa M., Patty M., Smita D., Jackie B.!!!

Disclaimer: As with any food, herbal remedy, beverage or concept on this blog, be sure to contact your physician before eating, imbibing or using for medical purposes any substance discussed on this blog. Always err on the side of caution and keep yourself well-informed. ~ Caris Roane

(Unless otherwise designated, today’s photos are from Pixabay ~ Pixabay is a free site, so feel free to share, pin and enjoy these wonderful photos. Any photo designated as coming from Deposit Photos has been purchased and is subject to copyright law.) 

I hope you enjoyed these photos. Be sure to keep scrolling to leave a comment for the weekly prize draw. Details below!

~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~

Sign up for my newsletter!

For more about my books, check out my ‘List of Caris Roane Books‘ page!

My Latest Release ~ A Hunky Wolf and a Feisty Fae Find ‘Happily Ever After’ in SAPPHIRE FLAME, book #7 of the Flame Series…a total standalone story!

SAPPHIRE FLAME Buy Links! 

Amazon US // Amazon CA // Amazon UK// Amazon AUS // Barnes & Noble // Kobo // iBooks

~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~

~ ~ ~   ~ ~ ~

 * * * This Week’s Giveaway is Closed * * *

We have a winner! Congrats Smita D.!!!

August Winners: Bobbie B., Mary P., Denise H.!

July Winners: Barb G., Theresa M., Patty M., Smita D., Jackie B.!!!

To be in the running for this handcrafted paranormal romance bracelet, made by yours truly, OR a $15 Amazon Gift Card, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post. Also, feel free to post comments on both Caris Roane blogs ~~ Monday and Wednesday ~~ to increase your chances of winning this week’s prize drawing. Only one win per month allowed, otherwise no limits!

New contest ends midnight, Arizona time, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019! On Thursday, August 29th, Arizona time, I’ll select the winning blog then the winning comment. I’ll use Random.org to make my selection! You may only win once per month. International winner receives gift card.

* * * This Week’s Giveaway is Closed * * *

We have a winner! Congrats Smita D.!!!

To be entered into the giveaway drawing, please leave a comment about Bogota Colombia. Have you ever visited this part of the world? Which Photo did you like best?

*** And tell us where you’re from! I’m from Buckeye, Arizona, not far from Phoenix. (That’s the Desert Southwest, USA.) ***

Above all: Live the fang!!!

25 thoughts on “Bogota Colombia

  1. Beautiful pictures! I like the last picture a lot. I enjoyed watching the videos. I haven’t been to Bogota, but after listening to my friend who is from there talk about it a couple years ago I’ve been waiting wanting to visit there.

  2. Beautiful scenery and love all the different colored buildings!! Enjoyed all the pictures and videos. Definitely would be a nice place to visit! AZ

  3. The photo of the inside of the church is stunning.!!. I like the colorful buildings also .I never thought of their being that many companies there. I admit I was surprised. There sure is a lot of buildings in the valley.

Leave a Reply