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It's a must to visit COLOMBIA

A September 2004 trip to Bogota by aldair10

Pesos  Photo, Bogota, Colombia More Photos
Quote: Bogotá is a city in continuous expansion. It is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas, not only in Colombia, but also in South America. Its almost six million inhabitants include a multitude of immigrants from all over the world.

It's a must to visit COLOMBIA

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The city of Bogotá has a great variety of tourist attractions, with a combination of colonial buildings and skyscrapers. Points of interest in the city include: La Candelaria zone, with several museums, cultural scenery, and art exhibitions. La Plaza de Bolívar, surrounded by government buildings representing several styles and eras. Among the numerous churches are those of Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Ignacio, the cathedral situated in La Plaza de Bolívar, La Tercera San Diego, and the sanctuary of Monserrate. The list of museums can be headed with the famous Gold Museum, which is a testimony to native Indian culture. The Religious Art Museum has an exhibit of L...Read More
Pesos  Photo, Bogota, Colombia
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1 PESO = 100 centavos.
There are coins in the following peso denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 500 and 1000 pesos.
There are paper notes in the following peso denominations: 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000 & 50,000 pesos.
You will need your passport to conduct any banking in Colombia.
The automatic tellers only allow four numbers for your PIN (Personal Identification Number).