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About Bogotá

8,080,734 in city
7,864,490 in metro
384 km² (148 mi²)
2600 m
Colombia’s capital. Bogotá is located in the center of the country at a high plateau called the “Bogotá’s Savannah” at the height of 8530 ft (2600 meters) above sea level. It is one of the most prosperous and largest cities in South America, and it abounds with parks, museums and a particular architecture based on brick. Founded by the Spanish conqueror Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, at the bottom of two hills (today known as Monserrate and Guadalupe), in 1538, Bogota was an indigenous establishment known by the name of “Bacatá”, word from which comes the present name. Bogotá’s downtown shelters the most important historic buildings, as is the traditional Bolívar square, where the government buildings are located and in the district of La Candelaria which is the oldest neighborhood in Colombia. Skyscrapers in Bogota are located in many sites. In the International center you find the highest buildings and in the north of the city there is a great number of residential buildings with brick facades. The financial center, located in Chile Avenue, has the most modern and beautiful buildings in the city, although these are not very high.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
1,583 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 BD Bacatá Torre Sur 853 ft 2016
2 BD Bacatá Torre Norte 709 ft 2018
3 Atrio - Torre Norte 659 ft 2020
4 Torre Colpatria 630 ft 1979
5 Centro de Comercio Internacional 623 ft 1974

Building types

No. Type
1,517 high-rise building
33 low-rise building
27 skyscraper
2 stadium
2 church
1 temple
1 sculpture

Other buildings

No. Type
12 Famous buildings
19 Buildings with construction images