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Experience in Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia by Daniel

What is it like to live in Santafé de Bogotá? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

It's awesome to live in Bogotá I totally recommend it. It's a very big city and climate changes day to day.

How much does it cost to live in Santafé de Bogotá?

1000-1500 USD monthly approx.

Is it difficult to find accommodation in Santafé de Bogotá? Is there any advice you can give?

It's not easy because there are not university residences, but it is easy if you go out around certain neighbourhoods like Chapinero or La Candelaria.

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

The food is very good and there's too much diversity:

  • Bandeja Paisa

(red beans, rice, avocado, worn out meat... )


  • "Ajiaco Santafereño"

(soup with mashed potatoes, chicken... )


What places would you recommend visiting in Santafé de Bogotá?

  • Museo del Oro

(Gold museum)


  • Monserrate

(A mount with a church in the top)


  • La Candelaria

(An historical neighborhood)


Is it good to eat out in Santafé de Bogotá? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

Yes, of course, there are many restaurants not only of Colombian food:

In Usaquén:

  • Bistronomy
  • Burger Market
  • El Arca
  • Osaki

Around 85 street:

  • Di Lucca
  • La Brasserie
  • Casa
  • Conosur
  • Michel Pattisier

In La Candelaria:

  • La Totuma Corrida
  • Dos gatos y Simone

In La zona G:

  • Masa
  • La Fama
  • Julia

Is the nightlife good in Santafé de Bogotá? Where is good to go?

Everything between 85 and 82 streets between roads 11 and 15:

  • Kinky
  • Andrés DC
  • Silencio
  • Gavanna
  • La Villa

Also good spots at 93 park:

  • Bardot
  • El Salto del Ángel


A place that you shouldn't miss is Andrés Carne de Res at Chía (40 minutes from Bogotá).


What advice would you give future students heading to Santafé de Bogotá?

Learn some Spanish, live near your university.

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