Terminal de Transporte Terminal de Transporte

OBS OBS: Image or place on map might be wrong. Terminal de Transporte All major inter-city bus services arrive and depart at the large, modern Terminal de Transporte (Diagonal 23 No. 69–60; Image1 423 3600,, located 8km northwest of the centre in Ciudad Salitre. It’s divided into five colour-coded módulos (units), four for departures and one for arrivals. All arrivals roll up at módulo 5 (purple), which has a tourist information desk. For departures, módulo 1 (yellow) serves destinations south of the capital; módulo 2 (blue) serves places east and west; modulo 3 (red) serves places north of the city, and also handles international departures; módulo 4 (green) is for colectivos. A taxi to the centre costs about C$20,000. Buses from the terminal do not serve the city centre, and the nearest TransMilenio stop, ImageEl Tiempo (served by route #1 to Universidades), is ten blocks away. Services to the south, including Armenia and Cali, stop at the Terminal del Sur, west of the centre on the Autopista Sur, linked to TransMilenio stop ImagePortal del Sur, 700m to its east, by local buses; it can save time to pick up your bus here, but at peak periods buses may already be full when they arrive, which means you won't get a place. **Destinations** Armenia (4–6 hourly; 7hr); Barranquilla (15 daily; 18hr); Bucaramanga (3–4 hourly; 10hr); Cali (4–5 hourly; 10hr); Cartagena (19 daily; 22hr); Cúcuta (10–12 daily; 15hr); La Plata (for Tierradentro) (7 daily; 9hr); Lima, Peru (3 weekly; 72hr); Manizales (24 daily; 8hr); Medellín (5–6 hourly; 9–10hr); Pasto (8 daily; 22hr); Pereira (2–4 hourly; 9hr); Popayán (6 daily; 12hr); Quito, Ecuador (3 weekly; 28hr); San Agustín (7 daily; 12hr); San Gil (3–4 hourly; 7hr 30min); Santa Marta (11 daily, mostly overnight; 18hr); Tunja (3–4 hourly; 3hr).

Portal del Norte TransMilenio station Portal del Norte TransMilenio station

NB: Image might be wrong. Buses leave from here for Zipaquirá, Suesca and Guatavita, with one-stop TransMilenio transit to the nearby Terminal del Norte, the best place to pick up buses for Tunja. Buses also run to Guatavita from Cra 13, at C 72. Destinations Guatavita (every 15min; 1hr 30min); Suesca (every 15min; 1hr); Tunja (3–4 hourly; 2hr 30min); Zipaquirá (every 5–10min; 1hr).

Plaza de Bolívar Plaza de Bolívar

The heart of La Candelaria is the Plaza de Bolívar, awhirl with street vendors, llamas and pigeons (which you can buy corn to feed) and surrounded by monumental buildings spanning more than four centuries, many covered with political graffiti. In the evenings, street-food carts appear.

Cerro de Monserrate Cerro de Monserrate

Cerro de Monserrate • Santuario Mon 11.30am–5pm, Tues–Sun 8am–5pm • Free •