Usaquén Neighborhood in Bogotá

Usaquén is often described as a village in the city, so distinct is it from the rest of bustling Bogotá. In fact, until 1954 it was considered a separate municipality, which may go some way to explaining its distinct character. Usaquén is characterized by colonial style architecture, green spaces and a relaxed atmosphere. Some of the most important buildings are: the Santa Barbara church and the Santa Barbara Manor, which now houses a stunning mall.
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Usaquen Church Santa BarbaraUsaquén is a great place to go at weekends and stroll around its cobbled streets. Despite being so close to some of Bogotá’s main roads, Usaquén somehow remains quiet, peaceful and relaxed.

You’ll find many of Bogotá’s best drinking institutes, so when you’ve finished strolling you can sit down for a drink and watch the people go by. There’s often live music for your enjoyment at the local malls and cafes.

Usaquen Train StationUsaquén is also an attractive option for diners, owing to its large selection of mid-to-top-range restaurants, including popular institutions such as Archie’s and Crepes & Waffles, as well as more exclusive restaurants such as 80 Sillas and 7, 16 Steakhouse. One place we highly recommend is Abasto, which serves some of the best croissants found outside of France. It may not squeeze into a backpacker's budget, but if you're willing to splash out a little you won't regret it.

On Sundays in Usaquén there’s a great flea market, selling everything from 2nd hand clothing to chess sets. It’s the perfect opportunity to wander the streets and get to know Usaquén.

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Getting there and around
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Usaquén is a very well-protected area and as such you can feel entirely safe day and night wandering the streets. You’ll find the main area of Usaquén just off Carrera 7, beginning at Calle 116. You can take a taxi or you’ll find many buses that will take you there, just look for Usaquén on the bus’s sign.

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Eating out and best restaurants in Usaquén
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Here are 3 restaurants you will love.

> Abasto
Cra 6 . # 119b - 52
Phone: 2151286
Authentic and organic colombian food, the fish for example comes directly from Cartagena from selected fishermen using non-destructive fishing techniques. This place is a gem, try to go upstairs to get a seat on the balcony. 

> 80 Sillas
A beautiful and modern place with great seafood.
Cll. 118 # 6A -05
Phone: 6192471

> 7, 16 Steakhouse
The name says it all, one of the best steaks in Bogota. Although a bit expensive, the portions are huge and the place has a great atmosphere.
Cll 119B #6-28
Phone: 2134271

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