Usaquén, a charming corner of Bogota cobbled streets and old mansions, is one of the largest neighborhoods in the north of the city. Its history goes back to the times of the indigenous ancestors who conceived this space as a guard; it was also the resting place of the Zipa Usaquén (hence its name).
In the years of the elder Bogotá, Usaquén was considered as a small village on the outskirts of the capital, but with the expansion of the city it was incorporated slowly to be part of it.
Today is one of the most moving cultural and bohemian life. Much of the best restaurants, bars and cafes of the city are there. It is a very commercial sector (there is a flea market, shops, street trading and the Hacienda Santa Barbara Mall).