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Unlike the city of Medellin, Colombia's capital plays a lesser role in Narcos. While the locations here might be fewer, they're equally stunning. 

Here's our top 5 locations.

1. Casa de Nariño

Colombia's presidential residence is normally off-limits to the public but the filmmakers were granted special permission to film inside the complex during Season 1.

On selected days, visitors can watch the guard mounting ceremony taking place in the afternoon.

On selected days, visitors can watch the guard mounting ceremony taking place in the afternoon.

President César Gaviria, played by Raúl Méndez Martínez, contemplates a deal with drug lord Pablo Escobar (Netflix).

President César Gaviria, played by Raúl Méndez Martínez, contemplates a deal with drug lord Pablo Escobar (Netflix).

2. Palacio de Justicia and Plaza de Bolívar

After Pablo Escobar's successful attempt to assassinate Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, the Colombian Minister of Justice, DEA agents Murphy and Peña manage to capture Escobar's accountant 'Blackbeard' and secure a vast amount of incriminating evidence against the drug lord. What better place to store it than the Palace of Justice.

Escobar's response: He hires his former enemies, the guerilla group of M-19, to attack the Palacio de Justicia and burn all evidence, leaving the DEA with nothing and the building in ruins (Season 1, Episode 4: The Palace in Flames).

Palacio de Justicia

Palacio de Justicia

M-19 destroying all evidence against Escobar (Netflix).

M-19 destroying all evidence against Escobar (Netflix).

Plaza de Bolívar: The Palace of Justice sits at its northern end.

Plaza de Bolívar: The Palace of Justice sits at its northern end.

3. La Candelaria

In Season 1, Episode 2: The Sword of Simon Bolivar, guerilla group M-19 kidnaps the sister of Escobar's associates, the Ochoa brothers. This scene was filmed at La Candelaria, Bogotá's vibrant heart, with its narrow streets and many artisan shops.

La Candelaria

La Candelaria

Marta Ochoa being kidnapped by M-19 (Netflix). 

Marta Ochoa being kidnapped by M-19 (Netflix). 

Marta's friend is trying to stop the kidnappers.

Marta's friend is trying to stop the kidnappers.

To no avail.

To no avail.

4. Central Cemetery

Assassinated presential candidate Luis Carlos Galán is given a public funeral at Bogotá's central cemetery in Season 1, Episode 5: There Will Be a Future.

The Central Cemetery

The Central Cemetery

The funeral is also attended by César Gaviria, the next President of Colombia (Netflix).

The funeral is also attended by César Gaviria, the next President of Colombia (Netflix).

5. Hotel Tequendama

At the end of the second season, Escobar's family hide out in this upmarket hotel in central Bogotá.

The Hotel Tequendama is still operational today.

The Hotel Tequendama is still operational today.

Escobar's wife Tata in hiding at the Hotel Tequendama (played by Paulina Gaitán Ruíz).

Escobar's wife Tata in hiding at the Hotel Tequendama (played by Paulina Gaitán Ruíz).

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About the Story:

Narcos tells the true-life story of the growth and spread of cocaine drug cartels across the globe and attendant efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It centers around the notorious Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar and Steve Murphy, a DEA agent sent to Colombia on a U.S. mission to capture and ultimately kill him.

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