Timeline of Bogotá

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Bogotá, Colombia.



(† 1537)
The flat Bogotá savanna is clearly visible in the topography of the Altiplano Cundiboyacense. The flatlands are the fertile bottom of a Pleistocene lake that existed until around 30,000 years BP. The last zipa of the Muisca, ruling over the Bogotá savanna, was Tisquesusa, who was killed by one of the soldiers of the conquest expedition, opening up the reign of the Spanish over the terrain and the foundation of Bogotá


16th century

Map of Santafe, by cacique Turmeque
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Map of Santafé, by cacique Turmequé

17th century

Map of Bogota and surrounding valleys
1650 1650 Bogota detail map Terra Firma et Novum regnum Granatense et Popayan by Blaeu BPL 14980.png
Map of Bogotá and surrounding valleys

18th century

Panoramic view of Bogota
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Panoramic view of Bogotá

19th century

Map of Bogota
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Map of Bogotá
Map of Bogota
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Map of Bogotá
Map of Bogota
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Map of Bogotá
Overview of Bogota
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Overview of Bogotá

20th century

Plaza Bolivar
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Plaza Bolívar
Statue of Christopher Columbus, inaugurated in 1906
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Statue of Christopher Columbus, inaugurated in 1906
Central train station
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Central train station


21st century

View from Torre Colpatria
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View from Torre Colpatria
Hotel Crowne Plaza Tequendama at night
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Hotel Crowne Plaza Tequendama at night
Panoramic view of Bogota
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Panoramic view of Bogotá
BD Bacata
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BD Bacatá
August 29, 2016



The Headquarters of Caracol Radio after the terrorist attack Carro bomba Caracol Radio 20100812.jpg
The Headquarters of Caracol Radio after the terrorist attack

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in English

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Published in the 21st century

in Spanish

Coordinates: 4°35′53″N74°04′33″W / 4.598056°N 74.075833°W / 4.598056; -74.075833