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Bogotá/Northwest

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Northwest Bogotá includes the localidades of Barrios Unidos and Suba. Barrios Unidos is a very poor section of urban Bogotá, and does not have much for the traveler north of the Salitre parks (which are covered in the Teusaquillo-Salitre guide).

Suba is a real mix of neighborhoods at different income levels, with the area between (clockwise) Calle 100, Avenida Suba, Calle 116, Avenida Boyacá, Calle 127, and the Autonorte (neighborhoods: Puente Largo, Alhambra, Malibú, El Batán, El Recreo de Los Frailes, and Córdoba) being very affluent, and consequently the place where you will find the most dining and nightlife.

Get in[edit]

By Transmilenio[edit]

The B, C, D, and E Zones pass through Northwest Bogotá, with the E Zone being most useful for Barrios Unidos and the C Zone most useful for Suba.

The E Zone passes through Barrios Unidos starting at Avenida Chile, coming north from Teusaquillo-Salitre and running along the Norte-Quito-Sur (NQS) Highway/K30. The route then splits, with the E Zone continuing eastwards to join up with the B Zone section at Virrey, north of which the B Zone follows the western boundary between Suba and Usaquén along the Autonorte. The northwest fork from the E Zone connects to the C Zone, which traverses the district through Suba along Avenida Suba—Suba's main road.

The D Zone briefly traverses the district in Barrios Unidos along Calle 80, going west from the Zona Rosa, starting at Calle 76, before entering Western Bogotá.

NQS - Calle 75 is the junction station between the E, C, and D Zones.

See[edit]

  • 1 Humedal La Conejera (Take Ave Suba west towards to Kra 118 and turn right to go north to Calle 153 and turn left), +57 1 688-0768. 8AM-3PM daily. These wetlands form a park of sorts at the very northern edge of populated Suba—to the north of Portal Suba. It's one of the best representations of the wetlands that once covered much of what is now urban Bogotá, and is home to diverse flora and fauna.
  • Parque Mirador de los Nevados, Kra 87A #145-50. M-F 8AM-11AM,2PM-5PM. A unique park on the Indigenous Reservation of Suba, with a layout designed to reflect the cosmology of the indigenous Muisca peoples, a grand circular plaza with three obelisks and an astral plaza. If you are in this part of the city and have a car, this is definitely worth your while.
  • 2 Plaza Fundacional de Suba, +57 1 681-5356. This is the plaza where Suba was founded as an independent pueblo in 1550 (it was only annexed to Bogotá in 1954). On the east side is the lovely Church of the Immaculate Conception of Suba.

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Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

  • Cavacalabaza, Ave Suba #114-41, +57 1 534-0152. Tu-Th 5:30PM-midnight, F-Sa 5:30PM-3AM, Su noon-3AM. A stylish, modern restaurant and bar specializing in artisanal pizzas. Frequent live music of just about any and every genre. This is one of the most popular and well-known places to eat in Suba. $15,000-25,000.
  • Keiko, Kra 68B #96-30 (In Centro Comercial Cafam Floresta), +57 1 743-5299. Su-Th noon-midnight, F-Sa noon-2AM. An inauspicious location in a shopping mall, but the sushi here is good, if not quite as good as what you would find at Wok. Modern decor. $25,000-50,000.
  • Valú Restaurantes, Kra 68B #96-40 (In Cafam de La Floresta Shopping Center), +57 1 743-5299. M-W noon-10PM, Th-Sa noon-1:30AM, Su noon-9PM. A modern and noisy restaurant somewhat out-of-place in a mall, with surprisingly good gourmet, international cuisine. $35,000-65,000.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

  • Niza Norte, Calle 127 #71-25, +57 1 751-2626. A hotel in a safe northern neighborhood geared towards extended-stays, with standard hotel rooms, suites, and apartments, all of which come with funky, modern decor. $60-120.
  • Zuetana 119, Calle 19 #50-15, +57 1 814-2828, e-mail: . A cozy enough and sparklingly clean small hotel in Malibu, with a restaurant and bar on premises. $90-130.

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This district travel guide to Northwest is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.