Encuentra este artículo también en español: 5 planes en Octubre en Bogotá
October is art month in Bogotá with one of the largest fairs in the Americas —ARTBO— opening its doors (26 to 29) to present the best of contemporary art from 61 galleries in 16 cities around the globe. This year’s edition showcases the works of 400 artists. Parallel to ARTBO, enjoy the alternative art scene of Barcú, Odeón and La Feria del Millón: Artbo.co
2. San Felipe
Think Miami’s edgy Wynwood Arts District. Now, imagine Bogotá’s San Felipe Arts District. Both neighborhoods have undergone a cultural renaissance as galleries transform dilapidated buildings into lofty exhibition spaces. San Felipe’s collage of architectural styles, eateries, carpenters and ironsmiths preserve an authenticity that attracts a dedicated audience. Visit Flora Ars+Natura, Sketch, Doce Cero Cero, La Permanente and KB Espacio.
3. Botero Museum
Enjoy great art all year long at The Botero Museum, a world-class landmark in the heart of La Candelaria. The museum covers two floors in a colonial building, with a picture-perfect courtyard, showcasing 123 works by Fernando Botero, and a collection of renowned international artists. Museo Botero
4 . El Chato
Having worked in some of the best kitchens in Barcelona, New York and Paris, Álvaro Clavijo is a welcome newcomer to Bogotá’s innovative gastro scene. The menu of El Chato restaurant is haute cuisine meets comfort food. Delicate and colorful dishes are prepared with the freshest local ingredients by a trained team of dedicated cooks. Try Cangrejo, a crab dish with black rice chips, avocado puree and spicy alioli.
5. The Red Room
There’s no absence of color in the late night bar The Red Room. Located in a Quinta Camacho mansion, the décor is hotel-lounge. Chandeliers illuminate just enough mysterious corners where the city sophisticates gather to enjoy the house’s shaken martinis and chilled champagne. Sparkling glassware, a classic cocktail line-up and lots of lush design are conduits for a very artsy night out on the town. Redroom.com.co
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