Usaquén

Far to the north, Bogotá is just another big city. There are some upscale areas with good hotels and restaurants that are nice for walking, but really nothing of interest. One place worth a visit is Usaquén. It was founded in 1539, abandoned by Spanish royal decree in 1777, and re-founded in 1846. Usaquén was its own municipality until 1954 when it was annexed by the city of Bogotá.

The upscale area contains a nice plaza which retains a few original colonial buildings. There are also lots of bars and restaurants surrounding the plaza. The rest of Usaquén has shopping malls, more restaurants and a country club with a golf course.

Usaquén, Bogotá, Colombia

Usaquén

Usaquén, Bogotá, Colombia

Usaquén

Usaquén, Bogotá, Colombia

Usaquén

The most prominent building on the plaza is the Iglesia de Santa Bárbara. It was built in 1665.

Iglesia de Santa Bárbara in Usaquén, Bogotá, Colombia

Iglesia de Santa Bárbara

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