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Things to do in Bogotá on Sunday: five options to choose

Bogotá on Sunday
Lisa Ramírez

Lisa Ramírez

My name is Lisa and I work as the operations manager in a Spanish institute. I love my city- Bogotá, and I want to show you more about it. I like to walk, go to the cinema, and sleep.

Sunday is a day to relax, chill, and do nothing. But it is also a big opportunity to explore the city and enjoy all the activities you can do on this day. These are five things to do in Bogotá on Sunday.

I’m going to give you some ideas to do depending on what you like and with whom you’ll do these activities.

HIKING

For those who like to go out and breathe some fresh air, this is the perfect plan! Bogotá is surrounded by the Andes Mountains, so you will have many paths and hiking trails that you can explore by yourself or with friends and family.

Monserrate

Monserrate is one of the iconic things to do in Bogotá.

Here, you have to walk a total of 1,605 steps to reach the beautiful, iconic view of Bogotá. On Sundays, this path is full of people so I recommend you go early.

  • Opens: 5:00 a.m
  • Closes: The entrance closes at 1:00 p.m. and hikers already on the trail must exit before 4:00 p.m.

*On Tuesday the path is closed

@Photography by IDRD 

La Aguadora

This trail begins in Usaquen locality (Street 119). Here you can walk surrounded by trees. When you get to the top, you will have a view of all the north of Bogotá.

  • Opens: 6:00 a.m  
  • Closes: The latest you can enter is 10:00 a.m

* The trail is going to be closed January 20-24th 2020.

Quebrada la Vieja

This path starts on Street 71 in Rosales Neighborhood. Here you can walk to 4 different points: La Virgen (1.3 km); Alto de la Cruz (1.7 km); Claro de la Luna (1.6 km), and Páramo Piedra Ballena (1 km). The páramo trail has a shorter distance but takes more time.

  • Hours: Monday to Friday from 5:00 am to 9:00 a.m
  • Weekends and Holiday from 6:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m

To do this hike, you must fill out this registration form; without it, you can’t enter.

If you want to know more hiking places, check out this website.

CINEMA

Going to the cinema is one of my favorite activities and in this city, the cinemas can be very cheap. It’s, indeed, one of the best things to do in Bogotá on Sunday.

Cine Colombia

This is one of the biggest cinemas in Colombia and, depending on where the theater is located, the price will change. Here you can find not only all the latest popular movies but also ballet and art documentaries. Find all the theaters here.

Tip: Every Tuesday and Wednesday, the tickets are half-priced and if you go before 2:00 pm on any day, tickets will cost even less. They also have their own loyalty card; if you buy it, you have to load it with a minimum of 40,000 pesos ( ~12 dollars). With this card, however, you will receive discounts on tickets and food.

Cinemateca Distrital

This is the independent cinema of the city; the cinemateca is a part of our culture. Last year the place changed completely: they moved it and built a huge amazing building. To see the entire program, click here. The tickets cost 5.000 pesos (~1,5 dollars)

@Photograph by Sebastian Velasquez

Other cinemas you can attend are Cinemark, Procinal, Cinépolis, and another independent cinema called Cine Tonalá.

MUSEUMS

One of the coolest things to do in Bogotá on Sunday is to visit museums. Here, every last Sunday of the month all the museums are free! I’m going to tell you about some of them that are not that “famous”.

Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero

This museum was renovated in 2010, and now you can find six different rooms that will explain all the history of the independence of Colombia.

  • Where: Carrera 7 No. 11 – 28   
  • Museum hours: Mondays: Closed/ Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m
  • Weekends: 10:00 a.m to 4:00 pm

Museo de Militar:

As the name of the museum implies, you will find a lot of army-related things like weapons, uniforms, the history of the Colombian participation in the Korean War, etc. For more info, check out the website.

  • Where: Calle 10a No 4-92, Bogotá
  • Museum Hours:  Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 pm

* Entry is free every day!

Things to do in Bogotá on Sunday
@Photograph by  Museo Militar

Other great museums to visit are Museo de la Policía, Museo de Trajes, Museo del Oro, and MAMBO (Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá).

DAY TRIPS

This plan is one of the favorites of rolos who go out of the city and spend time with family, friends, or significant others.

Chía

This town is located just north of Bogotá and people like to go there to eat, go to the mall, or go hiking. You can go to the Portal Norte in Bogotá and take the bus from there to Chía. 

Chía has the famous restaurant Andres Carne de Res where you can find typical Colombian food with a really fun atmosphere and rooms covered in crazy decorations and ornaments.

You can also hike the Valvanera Hill where you can find a church at the top. If you want more info, check out this website.

Sopó

Sopó is home to the Alpina Factory, which is the biggest company that produces dairy products in Colombia. Next to the cottage, you will find a green backyard where you have a chill and have a little sweet picnic.

On the way from Bogotá to Sopó, you are going to see the Jaime Duque Park. You can’t miss this place because they have a giant replica of the Taj Mahal. You can also spend some fun time there and explore their eclectic exhibits and huge zoo.

In Sopó, the highest point is named Pionono. This place is a natural park and the cost of the entry is 5,500 pesos (~1,5 dollars). To learn more about this place, check out this website.

If you want something more extreme you can go paragliding in Pionono! The prices are around 140,000 pesos (~43 dollars). For more info click here.

Hours for Pionono Natural Park: Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m (you can only enter before 1:30 pm)

Things to do in Bogotá on Sunday
@Photographs by Parapente Sopó and Alpina

FLEA MARKETS

Like any other city you will find a flea market, here in Bogotá we have 2 options, one in the center and other one in Usaquen. These flea markets are only open on Sunday so go ahead and spend a lovely Sunday with your family or friends seeing or buying handcraft decorations or unique decoratives elements.

I hope these ideas of things to do in Bogotá on Sunday will help you go out, distract your mind and discover more different things to do! If you have more ideas, please leave a comment 🙂

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