tips from a Colombian singer with the best of Bogota

The Bogotá filled with music and contrasts of Catalina García, the lead singer of the band Monsieur Periné


Urban folklore

“Walking around the neighborhood of La Candelaria towards the Bogotá Planetarium will help you understand our contrasts: there you’ll find street vendors, street artists, pets, cyclists, and the San Alejo flea market. Colorful, colonial facades, museums, and the majestic Cerros Orientales are the background for this tour.”


Acoustic bohemia

“The restaurant SalvoPatria, in the neighborhood of Chapinero Alto, is the perfect place to try several dishes to share, made mostly with local ingredients. I’d recommend ordering a lulada envenenada and a vegetarian curry, then going up to the attic to enjoy a jam session with musicians from the capital and all over the world.”


Caribbean touch

“The bar Son Salomé, in downtown Bogotá, is my favorite place to dance salsa: they have a wonderful live orchestra and the best selection of tropical music in the capital. The owner, Chepe, is an expert in the subject.”


Contemporary drama

Teatro Petra moved its headquarters to Teusaquillo, an emblematic neighborhood in downtown Bogotá. Directed by Fabio Rubiano, the company has a permanent schedule of events, with very interesting plays.”