Study Spanish in Bogotá
The city of Bogotá is the capital of the Republic of Colombia. It is located in the center of the country, making it easy to access from anywhere in Colombia.
Bogotá is however much more than an administrative center. In pre-Colombian times it was already an important city with a curious history: its residents were from Central America. It was “officially” founded in 1538 by the conquistador Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada. Shortly afterward, it received a great honor from Emperor Carlos V when he declared that Bogatá was “very noble, very loyal, and the oldest city in the New World”.
Today, the city still lives up to its noble and loyal reputation, towering up within the cundiboyacense high plateau region as a symbol of its ability to conserve its traditional aspects while adapting to modern times. Historic churches and palaces blend with cultural centers, museums, and the latest in transportation. All this, along with its mild climate, make Bogotá a city you won’t want to leave.
Bogotá also offers the chance to enjoy nature, where you’ll find botanical gardens and exotic and exuberant nature parks. One can’t help but imagine the first Spaniards to arrive here as they beheld in amazement the energy of the area’s wildlife, an energy that has been absorbed by the city.
All of these contrasts make Bogotá a city that must be visited; and what better place to learn Spanish in?