"...a woman tossed a peso at the statue, and it caught the coin with an audible grinding of gears..."
Bogotá is a location in 80 Days. It is situated in the northern part of South America and is the capital of Colombia.
Bolívar Square, the main square of Bogotá, is named after Simón Bolívar, a Columbian leader. There is also a statue of Bolívar in the middle of the square, mechanised to catch coins that are tossed at it.