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An insider’s guide to vibrant Bogota

Jonathan Schmid, W Insider at the W Bogota has shared with CPP-LUXURY.COM his unique insights into exploring the vibrant Colombian capital city of Bogota.

GASTRONOMY

  • Cacio Y Pepe: Located at Bogota’s new and upcoming gourmet area this trendy Italian style “Taverna” really stands out for its no nonsense cuisine and homemade pasta’s. Book a table at the heated terrace and order the Pizza “Cacio y Pepe”. Address: Carrera 11a # 89-38
  • Nueve: Make yourself at home at Nueve, this “closed-door” restaurant is one of Bogota’s hidden gems; Chef Pedro Escobar prepares the most fabulous Colombian inspired tapas in his open kitchen. Try out the selection of more than 120 wines all available by the glass. Address: Calle 70A # 10 A – 18
  • Gamberro: Chef Koldo Miranda owner of his former 1-michelin star restaurant in Asturias (Spain) started a new culinary adventure in Bogota about five months ago. Gamberro goes back to the roots, mixing Mediterranean; Cantabrian and Creole flavors making it stand out from all other Spanish restaurants around the city. My favorite dish? The 3 textures Artichokes. Address: Calle 90 # 11-13

Nueve Restaurant Bogota

FASHION

  • Liza Concept store: This new concept store opened its doors last year displaying more than 40 brands of both emerging as well positioned Colombian fashion designers. Check out the jewelry collection of Sebastian Jaramillo, this young designer often described as rebellious creates some very cool necklaces using bullets or LEGO minifigures.  Address: Cll 81 # 12-44
  • Argento & Bourbon: Camilo Sarmiento and Nicolás Pinzón, two childhood friends with years of experience in fashion decided to create their own brand of luxury shoes for men. Each pair has a unique design and are hand made with high quality materials making them a 100% Colombian. Address: Calle 77 # 13-08. 2do piso
  • Casa Santa Maria: The lovely “Calle de los Anticuarios” has a new neighbor, in Casa Santa Maria five local designers display their unique pieces going from leather goods to accessories like sunglasses and watches. Their mission? Offer the public limited editions and exclusive designs made of high quality materials. Head towards the second floor and discover the cool handbags and purses of Ballen Pellettiere Address: Cll 79 b 7 38

Argento & Bourbon luxury shoemakers Bogota

ART

  • Vertigo Graffiti:  Vertigo Graffiti has always wanted to create a contemporary art space with access exclusively for graffiti artists to help the public understand and appreciate this kind of urban art. This art gallery only offers private visits and is ideal for locals and guests eager to learn more of the city and its urban expressions. Address: Calle 28b # 15-29
  • El Museo: For contemporary art lovers“Galeria El Museo”is a must, the art gallery holds twelve exhibitions a year focusing mainly on emerging Latin American artists. Address: Calle 81 # 11- 41
  • La Cometa: Through the years  La Cometa has participated in different international art fairs, organized and presented hundreds of exhibitions with the participation of great Latin American artists and emerging talents. These efforts have allowed the gallery to become an important reference for Colombian contemporary art and one of the most important in the city. Address:Carrera 10 No. 94A-25

Vertigo Graffiti Bogota

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