"Following the Traces of the Past: Candelaria and the Emblematic Museums of Downtown Bogotá"

Duration: 2h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Luigi
Quality Verified Registered on March 12, 2023

Discover the magic of adventure, nature and history with Luigi, your passionate tour guide. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description


Starting at the imposing Plaza de Bolívar, you will delve into Colombia's history as you explore this emblematic place. You will be amazed by the majesty of the Primatial Cathedral of Colombia, which dates back to the 17th century and is one of Bogotá's main architectural landmarks. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to admire the Palace of Justice and the National Capitol, iconic buildings that symbolize the power and governance of the country.

Continuing your tour, you will go up streets 10 and 11, where you will have the chance to immerse yourself in Bogotá's history. You can visit the city's first school, an institution that has made a significant impact on education in Colombia since its foundation. You will also appreciate the first restaurant in Bogotá, a place with over two centuries of history that has maintained its essence and charm since 1816.

A must-stop on your itinerary is the Botero Museum, which houses an outstanding collection of artwork by the famous Colombian artist Fernando Botero. His paintings and sculptures, renowned for their voluptuous and exaggerated figures, will allow you to appreciate his unique style and worldview. Furthermore, the Bogotá Museum and the Naval Museum will provide you with valuable historical perspectives on the city and its relationship with the sea.

Continuing your journey towards Chorro de Quevedo, you will delve into the pre-Columbian and conquest history. This emblematic place is considered the point of origin of Bogotá and is rich in cultural tradition. Here, you can learn more details about the indigenous cultures that inhabited the region before the arrival of the Spanish, as well as the impact of the conquest on the city.

In addition to history, the Chorro de Quevedo area is filled with street art and graffiti that tell stories and reflect Bogotá's cultural identity. You can appreciate the works of talented local and foreign artists as you stroll through the colorful streets.

Finally, your tour will culminate on Calle del Embudo, a charming and traditional place. Here, you can enjoy the colonial architecture and immerse yourself in the bohemian atmosphere that characterizes this part of the city. Additionally, you will find a variety of bars, restaurants, and craft shops where you can relax and enjoy the local culture.

In conclusion, your tourist tour through the center of Bogotá will allow you to immerse yourself in the city's history, art, and culture, leaving you with an enriching experience and a deeper understanding of the Colombian capital. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cra. 7 #11-10, La Candelaria, Bogotá,...
    Cra. 7 #11-10, La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia
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    Our meeting point will be at the statue of Simon Bolivar.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Bolivar plaza
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Plaza de Núñez
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Primate Cathedral of Colombia
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Iglesia de San Ignacio de Loyola
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Colon Theater Bogota
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Botero Museum
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Museo de Bogotá - Casa Sámano
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Quevedo's fountain
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Journalists Park

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Natalia 24 Oct 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Excelente Miguel! Nos gustó mucho y nos aportó mucha información. Gracias!
Juan Ramón 22 Oct 2023
Mexico City

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Travelled in group - Oct 2023
estuvo bien, el guía amable, pero creo que le falto un poco más de estructura, datos más concisos para 2 horas, tal vez fue poco tiempo
Lucia 28 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Muy interesante el tour, el guía muy buena onda!
Miriam 26 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
Fui un magnífico tour en el que aprendimos mucho de la mano de Luigi, que es encantador, muy risueño y amable! Lo recomiendo.
Jose 12 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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