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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.
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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
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
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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