The bustling cosmopolitan capital city of Bogotá, is at the foot of the majestic Andean mountains, home to art, fashion and history. Explore the cobbled laneways of historic downtown La Candelaria, lined with casual cafes, 300-year old colonial houses, churches and convents and graffiti splattered walls. Close by is the Museo del Oro, Bogotá’s most famous museum housing more than 55,000 golden artefacts across three floors, including intricate pieces from its indigenous people. For foodies, head to the Paloquemao markets, one of the largest food markets in Bogotá. Arrive early to breathe in the heavenly aromas of freshly baked bread, pass by exotic flowers and odd-shaped fruit and vegetables, and eye up the freshly caught fish and meat. Sample the arepas con huevo (eggs, ground beef and cheese) or try the beef-filled empanadas. For the best views in town, ride the funicular or Teleférico gondola up Montserrate. Rising 3,152 metres above sea level, admire the picturesque views over Bogotá downtown and its surrounding mountains and visit the church with a shrine devoted to El Señor Caído.