El Chico Walk, Bogota

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.
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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
Carrera 7, Busto de Julio Cesar Turbay

1) Carrera 7, Busto de Julio Cesar Turbay

Carrera 7 93A, Seminario Mayor de San José

2) Carrera 7 93A, Seminario Mayor de San José

Carrera 7, El Chico Museum

4) Carrera 7, El Chico Museum

Carrera 7, El Chico Museum

5) Carrera 7, El Chico Museum

Carrera 15, Centro 93

13) Carrera 15, Centro 93

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