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Free historical centre tour of bogota

  • Bogotá
  • Available in: English, Spanish

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About the tour

Walk through the cobbled streets of La Candelaria, the place was nearly five centuries ago, in 1538, Capitan Gonzalo Giménez de Quesada arrived, the Spanish conqueror and explorer who was searching for "El Dorado" when he founded Santa Fé de Bogotá. Enjoy the colonial architecture which still remains intact, and understand its unique urban development, unlike any other in Latin America, but decisive in establishing the new city as the most important in the region and the capital of the Viceroyalty of New Granada.

On our Free Historical Center Tour of Bogotá you will discover a stoic and fascinating city which has survived as many as nine national wars throughout the 19th century, two provincial wars, four great fires, and despite it all it still managed to reinvent itself in the second half of the last century as one of the cultural capitals of America. You will walk through a unique old town in which you can find up to five different universities, where students talk about poetry as they drink chicha at the Chorro de Quevedo (the birthplace of the city) and where storytellers tell tales in which reality and magic are so intertwined, it's almost impossible to tell them apart.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Go to Plazoleta del Rosario, in front of the Monument to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada - and look for our guide carrying a Strawberry-shaped Umbrella!

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give 5, some people give 50, you choose the price.

Reservations in advance are mandatory because if the 'guru' doesn't see any bookings one day, she will not show up at the meeting point. Or if she has too many 'walkers' that day, won't allow you to join without the reservation. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Ratings (2)

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Cristian Gómez Lindermann

27 days ago

Excelente, muy simpática la guía y muy informada. recomendable!

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

¡Gracias por dejarnos tus amables comentarios, Cristian! Nos alegra mucho saber que te gustó la experiencia.
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Marcus

5 months ago

Great host, very fun, entertaining, and knowledgeable. food was good and enjoyed meeting people.

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Response from Strawberry Tours:

Thanks for rating the experience with us, Marcus!
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