Free Walking Tour: La Candelaria and Bogotá’s downtown are a must-see when you come to Colombia. Of course the best way to get an introduction is by taking this walking tour. First, join our friendly local guide and a group of fun travelers at El Chorro de Quevedo Square. Then walk along the main streets and discover the fascinating contrast between history and the youthful spirit of the area. Afterwards, we’ll visit the Bolivar Square and the Carrera septima to learn about Colombian history. Aditionally, as part of the tour, taste coffee, fruits and more in some local traditional spots.
Meeting Point of the Free Walking Tour: Corner Carrera 2 & Calle 12b (Chorro de Quevedo Square)
We get you. You prefer to know new places on your own. Just let us walk you through the main sites and give you useful insights of the city so you can enjoy it more.
Meet new people and our guide at Chorro De Quevedo Square and let him show you what La Candelaria has hidden away. This free walking tour in Bogotá is available in English and Spanish and you will find one of our guides holding the yellow umbrella at the meeting point.
You will start strolling around Art-deco and colonial houses, with baroque churches behind them and experiencing how the old and the new intermingled in this vibrant district. You will get the chance to try Chicha: a corn-based drink made by our ancestors, which is known as the corn beer. Visit La Concordia’s local market after walking through a historical alley filled with graffiti art. Our guide will let you taste some refreshing traditional fruits while you interact and see the local unknown side of the touristic neighborhood.
You will keep walking to the Rosario and Santander’s square, where the Gold Museum is located, and then, you will be headed through Carrera Septima to Bolivar Square. Learn there about the complex but quite interesting history of how state, guerrillas, and even drug trafficking lines up with the armed conflict. A volatile mixture that has often blinded us to the better side of Colombia and Bogotá. But also learn how Colombian people have faced this reality and changed this stereotype through art, culture impacting positively our present.
Finish this tour in the best way possible: tasting a warm cup of the best coffee around and learning its story.
We know you will end up wanting to discover more of our diverse capital. A city that welcomes everyone.
This tour has a suggestion of USD 10.