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