La Candelaria Bogotá City Tour

La Candelaria, Bogotá D.C.

3 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


Explore the streets of La Candelaria with this Bogotá private walking city tour. First, discover street art in El Chorro de Quevedo. Afterwards, explore new flavors by tasting tropical fruits in a local market and our specialty:
Colombian Coffee. Then, learn about the emerald trade in Plaza del Rosario and delve deeper into national history in Plaza Simón Bolívar. At last, try a cup of Colombian coffee before your city tour concludes. If you finish this wanting to taste more, we invite you to visit the best 5 coffee shops in Bogotá.

What to do in 3 hours in Bogotá?

City tours are the best option for you to seize the main sites of a place and Bogotá is no exception. Colombia’s capital has everything for everyone and it’s always happy to welcome travelers and visitors. Let us show you what we are talking about by joining us in this 3-hour city tour around La Candelaria, the historical, youthful and vibrant downtown Bogotá.

If you are short of time, 3 hours will be enough for us to give you an experience like no other.


Our guide will pick you up at the hotel and then take you to La Candelaria to discover what this neighborhood has hidden away. You will be strolling among colonial houses, baroque churches and art deco architecture. You will visit Chorro de Quevedo Square, the foundational plaza that holds Spanish history which mixes with the lively spirit of street musicians, crafters, storytellers and young happy people.

After introducing you to Bogotá’s history, you will visit a local market to discover the local lifestyle and try several typical fruits such as Lulo or Guanábana. You will understand why the city and Colombia have so much variety of natural products, fruits and vegetables and you will get to taste on your own some of the most exotic yet traditional fruits. You will also have the chance to see the local market of the neighborhood and the different products they have to offer, from groceries to coffee and from pastry to clothes.

Later on, you will walk down the Seventh Avenue, the axis street of Bogotá that crosses it from south to north. This avenue will head you to Simón Bolívar Square where we’ll explain to you the real importance of the place and its surrounding buildings. You will see the Cathedral of Bogotá, the Palace of Justice, the National Capitol, and Lievano Palace: the city hall.

Also here, you will be able to grasp a bit more about the intricate relationship between the state, drug trade, and guerrillas in our history. And last but not least, you will visit Casa de Nariño, the Presidential Palace and its gardens.

Walk again to the cobblestoned streets of La Candelaria and finish this fun 3 hours of touring around Bogota’s downtown with a cup of one of the world’s best coffees: ours. Our guide will take you to a local coffee place. Here, you will have a brief lesson on this good and its real importance to our country as well as the origin and coffee growing process behind it. This will be your last stop and our team will take you back to your hotel and we will call it a day!


  • Historical landmarks in downtown Bogotá given by our guide
  • Visiting the main sites: Bolívar Square, La Candelaria, Chorro de Quevedo Square and more
  • Local experiences of traditional food tasting
  • Interesting retelling of key events in the recent history: armed conflict, state and peace process
  • A short but quite informational tour to get the best of the city


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Gastronomic experiences
  • All-risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Please keep in mind this is a walking tour and operates in all weather conditions.

Frequently asked questions

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. Bring an umbrella in case it rains, as this tour operates in all weather conditions.

The weather in Bogotá 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.

In this Bogotá city tour you will visit important historical and cultural spots such as Chorro de Quevedo, the Seventh Avenue and Simón Bolívar Square.

Tour's Location

La Candelaria, Bogotá D.C.



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