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Come with us to the Free Graffiti tour where colors and spray paintings give life to the city. In this tour, you and a group of fun travelers will walk along the greatest murals of La Candelaria’s district. Get a local perspective on its culture while you learn how great art can overcome negative labels, such as vandalism. In fact, the perception around graffiti is changing and more people now value it as art, which makes Bogotá’s graffiti truly a sight to behold. Vibrant and exciting, Bogota’s street art scene can’t be missed.
You don’t need to know a lot about graffiti to join us. So, if you want to learn and discover the local art, the Free Graffiti tour is just the perfect experience to start exploring this outstanding world.
Join us in this tour not only of Colombia’s history as told by art but a tour of Bogotá as a curated open museum of amazing artists with street art!
Bogotá has become a world reference in the world of aerosol. It boasts impressive murals and street art that place it above cities like Miami, Amsterdam, Rio, and Mexico City. Because of this, its rise as one of the key city canvases in Latin America has made it an attractive destination for curious tourists and bold artists.
This street art tour makes sure you don’t overlook a thing of Bogotá’s unique street art scene. You will not regret this experience. Let us show you more of our capital and join us in the rest of our Free city tours.
Meeting Point of the Free Bike Tour: Corner Carrera 2 & Calle 12b (Chorro de Quevedo Square).
Starting times: Every day at 10:00am and 2:00pm
In this 2-hour-and-half tour, you will meet the guide at Chorro de Quevedo Square. From there you will start walking along the main spots in the La Candelaria district. You will go through an overview of the city’s iconic works in relation to spray painting and will walk along streets packed with graffiti that retell our indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. You will get to know the work of local artists such as Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, and 3 Manos.
Then you will pass by La Concordia’s local market and neighborhood, and the Journalists' Park. All of them are places that have been meeting points and a melting pot of ideas and influences, and which have been key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists put in their artworks.
After keep moving through picturesque pieces of street art paintings you will get to see some of the best graffiti authored by women and their role in the propagation of this art: Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and others will be seen.
¡Get ready for a surprise! You will finish this tour by tasting a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists.
The most advisable thing is that you wear layers of clothing that you can remove as the day progresses. Hoodies, cotton t-shirts, sneakers, sunglasses, and a cap are the most used items of clothing for this activity.
The weather in Bogota tends to change abruptly during the day, so it's best to be prepared for both rain and sun as the tour operates in all weather conditions. Bring a jacket, comfortable shoes, water and wear sunscreen.
You will see the art of local street artists like Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, 3 Manos, Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania,and many more.
The tour is planned to appreciate a bit of various graffiti neutral spots in Colombia, especially in the La Candelaria neighborhood. You will walk around El Chorro de Quevedo and the Journalists' Park.
Although you don't have to pay a ticket for this biking tour, leaving a tip is a good sign of appreciation. This tour has a suggestion of USD 10, however it depends on your level of satisfaction.
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