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Bogota or Medellin?

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Bogota or Medellin?

I'm planning a trip to Colombia and am thinking I can only visit one of the larger cities. I like natural beauty, food, culture, nightlife, and tourist attractions. If you could only go to one of these cities, which one would it be? Bogota or Medellin?? Thanks!

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1. Re: Bogota or Medellin?

They're both big cities, so in one sense it's six-of-one, half-a-dozen-of-another - especially since you're only there for a short time.

For food, culture, night life and tourist attractions nowhere can touch Bogota. Both cities have lots of natural attractions nearby.

Cheers,

Terry

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2. Re: Bogota or Medellin?

Medellin, 100%. The nightlife is better, the people are warmer, the city is more beautiful, and the climate makes all the difference. Bogota might have more options culturally, but for a short stay, you'll enjoy Medellin much more.

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3. Re: Bogota or Medellin?

Sorry to disagree, but Medelin's night-life can't touch Bogota's. Have you been to Parque Lleras any time except on a weekend? It's dull as dishwater...

Bogota has LOTS of 24/7 options. It's better than Manhattan.

Cheers,

Terry

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4. Re: Bogota or Medellin?

Hi

i live in Bogota for 4.5 months. it is speical here and there is everything that u ask to see.

Never was in Medijin but i love bogota

U can write me if u want

didirubin@gamil.com

Adi

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5. Re: Bogota or Medellin?

Medellin gave me a better first impression but I got to like Bogota more. It is much easier to get around, more diverse and has a better nightlife. Medellin has some cool shopping and has some good day trips.

Bogota is more diverse.

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6. Re: Bogota or Medellin?

DEFINETLY MEDELLIN!!!!!!

Here are the Pros and Cons:

BOGOTA PROS:

* Bigs Clubs

* World wide food restaurants

BOGOTA CONS:

* Long distance between clubs

* Gets Really cold sometimes

* No authenic food

* Public Transportation is not that good

* No Subway

* A few of sight seeing

* Dangerous city than Medellin

MEDELLIN PROS:

* Everything is Close

* More cosmopolita city

* Mass Transportation System (METRO and Telepheric)

* Beautiful sights

* Weather

* Night Clubs rocks!

* A lot of food choices, more authenic food from the region

MEDELLIN CONS:

* Only one big Disco (capacity 2000 people)

* Not so many of international restaurant

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7. Re: Bogota or Medellin?

Old post but I thought I would chime in,

Medellin - look beyond the gringo hangout of Parque Lleras.

Check out Palmitas, or the clubs bars restaurants in Sabaneta, not as pricey as Lleras.

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