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This free walking tour in La Candelaria and Bogotá’s downtown area must-see when you come to Colombia. Of course, the best way to get an introduction is by joining 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. Afterward, we’ll visit Bolivar Square and the Carrera Séptima to learn about Colombian history. Additionally, as part of the tour, taste coffee, fruits, and more in some local traditional spots.
Let us walk you through the main sites and give you useful insights of the city so you can enjoy your tour in Bogotá even more.
Meet 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.
Meeting Point of the Free Walking Tour: Corner Carrera 2 & Calle 12b (Chorro de Quevedo Square).
Starting times: Every day at 10:00am and 2:00pm
We know you will end up wanting to discover more of our diverse capital, a city that welcomes everyone!
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.
“El Chorro” is highly attended mainly by university students who come to the place to enjoy a moment of recreation and specially to get caught up in the stories narrated by the storytellers on duty.
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 Séptima to Bolívar 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.
The most advisable thing is that you wear layers of clothing that you can remove as the day progresses. Jeans, hoodies, cotton t-shirts, sneakers, sunglasses, boots, and jackets are the most used pieces of clothing.
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 an umbrella, and comfortable shoes, drink water and wear sunscreen.
Although you don't have to pay a ticket for this 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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