Tiempo sin Olvido

‘Tiempo sin Olvido’ brings Colombia’s pre-Hispanic past to life

The Museo Nacional's Tiempo sin Olvido ‘proposes a journey through some of the basic characteristics of society that have transcended time.’
Feria del Hogar

Home Sweet Home: Exploring Bogotá’s Feria del Hogar

The annual home festival, Feria del Hogar made Bogota's Corferias home to all things homely for the first couple of weeks of September.

Superhero limbs: Fabrilab gives Colombian children a hand with 3D- printed prostheses

In 2004, Colombian engineer Christian Silva had a life-altering moment when his cousin lost his hand in an accident. It was a moment that...
Tejo Bogotá

Tejo: A banging good time

There is something intrinsically Colombian about the explosive sport of tejo. Ángela Forero-Aponte goes beyond the gunpowder and alcohol to understand more about this unique activity with roots that go back to pre-colonial times.
Bogotá brunch

Bogotá Brunch

Whether you have countless stories to chat about from the night, week or month before, fancy a catch up with friends or you are just really hungry, brunch is the new buzzword in Bogotá. Laura Sharkey has the lowdown on where to get the best not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch in the city.
Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá shopping districts

Bogotá is awash with streets, and even whole neighbourhoods, where just one item or service, and pretty much nothing else, can be purchased. Chris Erb discovers that there are districts for everything from pets, electronics, leather, printers and hairdressers to concentrations of restaurants selling the exact same thing.

The amazing photos tell the story of Rock al Parque 2018

Rock al Parque 2018 was again a success, helped by the Bogotá sun and the death metal and rock bands from around the world. The photo's show it all.  
Rock al Parque

Rock al Parque 2018: Rock rolls into the Park

One of the biggest free festivals in Latin America will fill Parque Simón Bolívar with earth-shattering sounds.
Colombia al Parque

Free music festivals Bogotá: Parks and rock-reation

The capital’s free festival season returns for 2018 with a series of events covering a range of genres.
Colombia Tierra de Sabrosura

New tourist campaign enshrines 9 uniquely Colombian rhythms as Cultural Heritage...

Nine exclusively Colombian rhythms have been declared Cultural Heritage of the Americas, thanks to a tourism campaign run by ProColombia, the government entity in...

SOFA stories: chats with people at this year’s geekfest

SOFA always attracts the weird and the wonderful – it’s a celebration of all things freaky and geeky. So we went to speak to some of the people with strange interests and hobbies.

SOFA 2018: Where to wander

With Bogotá’s annual geekathon now up and running, we take a look at some of this year’s highlights.

SOFA surfing, a SOFA board game

SOFA is one of our favourite times of year and there’s plenty of board games there, so we decided to make our own. 

Prado treasures reproduced in new Bogotá exhibition

Reproductions of some of the most popular Prado works will be on display in Bogotá until October 7.
Marco Bailey

Marco Bailey comes to BAUM

The W hotel on the novena, in the wastelands of the business north is not a place you'd usually find Oli Pritchard. But he's here to meet Marco Bailey, acclaimed techno DJ and that rarest of things, a famous Belgian.
La Negra Grande

La Negra Grande: Taking music to Pacific heights

Leonor González Mina, better known as La Negra Grande de Colombia, is one of the country’s most iconic folk singers. Christina Noriega talked to her about some of the changes she has seen in six decades in the music industry.

Bogotá’s Festival Centro – Interviews with Joe Bataan, Crack Family and Elkin Robinson

Bogotá’s first celebration of the year, Festival Centro offers a great opportunity to enjoy music from over 50 musicians from Colombia and further afield, María Alejandra Jaramillo speaks to some of the artists involved.
Elkin Robinson

Elkin Robinson talking Creole Vibrations

For all his talent, Elkin is not someone who enjoys bathing in the limelight, although he says he’s getting used to it. “I am a person who sits on my back terrace with the sea, the moon and the music. When I’m on stage I don’t want to be no one different from that.” The singer talks to us about Providencia, island life and his latest album Sunshine.
James Paick

FIG-ments of your imagination

Illustrators and artists from around world are making their way to Bogotá for the sixth annual FIG Congreso Internacional de Ilustración. Anna Weldon speaks to some of those involved in the upcoming congress, which offers numerous exhibitions and workshops.
Colombia Christmas traditions

Quirky holiday traditions

Faye Griffiths explores some unique ways Colombians celebrate the holiday season that some foreigners may find odd or unusual.
Ask Jazid, Colombian superstitions

To kiss or not to kiss?

In a new column that aims to answer your questions about Colombian etiquette, customs, and a host of other things that might puzzle visitors to the country, Jazid Contreras valiantly takes up the role of agony uncle. This edition he gives you a Colombian guide to friendly physical contact.
James Blunt Bogota Colombia

Revealed: My night with James Blunt

We get up close and personal with British pop superstar James Blunt after his show in Bogota. Find out what he told us about Colombia, being short and speaking Spanish.
Salon Comunal Art Gallery Bogota

The art of meditation

Daniel Caicedo checks out the latest exhibitions at Bogota’s Salon Comunal art gallery It’s a small house tucked down a tiny, relatively under-circulated street on...