El Chico Walk (Self Guided), Bogota

El Chico is a beautiful part of Bogota, an exclusive area with swanky properties and lots of trees and lovely green spaces. It is smart, picturesque and alive with the vibrancy, excitement and color of a Latin City. El Chico is also generally considered to be one of the safest parts of Bogota.

For relaxation, visit one of the parks. At the heart of the area is Parque de la 93, a green oasis where children play and locals come to stroll and exercise their dogs. From here, you can soak up some wonderful views of the mountains, and occasionally you will see temporary art installations here. Surrounding the park are upmarket restaurants where some of Bogota's best chefs thrill diners with their creations. There are also chain restaurants, bars and cafés. The area's other parks include Parque El Chicó where there is a stone wall that has a castle-like appearance.

Go to the northern part of the park for the Museo del Chicó, an old colonial house which was once the hacienda of El Chicó, the property of a wealthy family. Today, it contains a small collection of art and objects collected by Mercedes Sierra de Perez, who was the heiress of the hacienda. There are also collections devoted to nature and the history of the park and Colombia.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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El Chico Walk Map

Guide Name: El Chico Walk
Guide Location: Colombia » Bogota
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: Linda

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