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Bogota Brilliance: the most informative and widely viewed website around the world about beautiful Bogota, Colombia.

 

Our recently released book, Bogota! A Bilingual Guide to the Enchanted City, published by CA Press, an imprint of Penguin-Random House, has been getting rave reviews around the world!

 

"This is one of the better guide books I've read in recent years." "This book is amazing...!! The best bilingual guide of Bogota !!!"

"The best guidebook I have ever used."

"Fun to read and very helpful." "Beautiful and practical."

 

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Order a copy through Amazon: http://amzn.to/1blydO0 or from your local bookseller.

 

 


 

Bogota Brilliance

Welcome to the most comprehensive multilingual source of information about Bogota, an extraordinary world centre of culture now also becoming the business capital of Latin America.

 
 

Find information about Bogota culture, business, restaurants, travel, tourism, hotels, fashion, and much more.

 

For a listing of exciting events in Bogota, visit the Events tab and December Events in Bogota



 Move over New York, Paris and London, Bogota has arrived and is now the World Culture Capital of the New Millennium!
 
  
Bogota – The Illuminating City Revealed
 
Over the centuries Bogota has been known by many names, commencing with Bacata, capital of the Muisca nation, where legends of gilded deities enticed foreigners to a faraway land they called El Dorado, an enchanted country of gold, destined to become the cornerstone and catalyst for the European Renaissance.  The luster of Bacata, along with its highly advanced culture, metamorphosed into Bogota, a European-style city, which so zealously embraced the principles of the Enlightenment and Democracy that it soon became known as the Athens of the Americas.   
 
  
 
  
Bogota Brilliance.co  in the News:

 

 

 

Bogota Brilliance in El Tiempo - Colombia's Leading Daily Newspaper

 

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Colombia has long been known as the Land of Poets, and Bogota – capital of a nation where prose, poetry and lyricism are part of the people’s genetic code – has inspired many of the world’s great literary voices.
 
Bogota’s astonishing cultural patrimony has been the powerful key to the transformation of this ancient city into a formidable vortex of culture.  The cacophony of past, present and future styles of international and Colombian music, art, theatre, dance, literature, fashion, craft, gastronomy, science and technology have fused, giving rise to the World Culture Capital of the New Millennium –Bogota.
 
In Colombia, one of the few countries on Earth considered by many to have the least prejudice-prone society, we are happy to report that on August 30, 2011, the Colombian congress passed a law which would punish anyone convicted of discriminatory acts of violence with jail terms from between one to two years of prison.
 
The Colombian constitution emancipated the slaves upon the founding of the republic in 1810, and Colombians have enjoyed the second oldest constitutional democracy in the world (after the USA).  Colombia is a nation of great ethnic and racial diversity that includes a 10.5% afro-descent population, but it has long been known as a land where racial prejudice was never allowed to flourish.
In recent times, Colombian society has been unfortunately influenced by the prejudices from abroad, and the neo-Nazi groups that have take root may now be considered illegal here.  The new law protects people living in Colombia from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, political ideology or philosophy, sex or sexual orientation.
 
"Bogota is Poetry" - André Maurois
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All Hail the Queen! Royal Evenings in Parque 93

 

 

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Bogota’s nightlife has just been crowned by Queen Victoria, a sleek new space that sits high in the sky near the buzzy Parque 93. Opened at the beginning of May on the top floor of the former Hotel Avia, now owned and operated by the GHL group, Queen Victoria set-sail to much fanfare and excitement. Produced by some of the socios that created Chelsea at the Bioxury, Queen Victoria evokes the glamour and luxury of a first-class passenger ship from the 1930s. Sleek lines, open sky and steamer trunks set the stage for wonderful cocktails and fantastic music spun by Colombian and international DJs. 

 

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Have you Embraced Bogota – Has Bogota Embraced You?


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Geared toward the ladies, but enjoyed by everyone, Embrace Bogotá (www.embracebogota.com) is a bilingual lifestyle magazine offering weekly articles on fashion, fitness and fun. With contributors from several different countries, all based in Bogotá, the magazine has a global outlook and a local focus.

 

It is a great source of inspiration, information and infotainment. Get an Embrace today! 

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Mantaraya Travel - Travel Agency Colombia
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