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Discover the places that have shaped the history of the city, and the country!
Everything you need to know about the historic center of Bogota is here! We will travel in time from the beginning of our indigenous ancestors through the period of colonization to the present day.
This is the best walking tour in La Candelaria, you’ll visit the beautiful historic center of Bogota, where you’ll learn about the history of the city while exploring it. Get in touch with the local culture, seeing the history come to life with stories from past and present.
We’ll make sure to give you all the recommendations you may need to continue exploring Bogota on your own, whether you want to see all the museums, or eat in the best restaurants.
This is a fun and informative walking tour full of curious facts about history, culture, gastronomy, architecture, places to visit, art and cultural offerings.
Find us right in front of the Museo del Oro with our red umbrellas!
Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez
Schedule: From Monday to Sunday at 10:00 & 14:00
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English & Spanish
Cost: Based on tips
The origin of Bogota as the capital of the country
The great Bolivar Square and the history of its buildings, from the oldest to the newest
The controversial Bogota's Riot of 1948, known as El Bogotazo
The Chicha as an ancestral drink, and as a heritage, in the Concordia market.
The small square of Chorro de Quevedo, where Bogota was founded, or so it says the legend…
Iconic graffitis of Candelaria in El Embudo alleyway
Where to take the best pictures of Bogota and La Candelaria
The takeover of the palace of justice by a guerrilla group during the 80’s
And much more!
An open mind to comprehend all our history.
Umbrellas or capes. Please bring your favorite rainproof coat or umbrella, we can’t control the weather yet.
Water or your preferred form of hydration. This is a walking tour, and you may feel thirsty.
Comfortable shoes. You’ll walk about 5 km while also making some stops to listen to the guide.
Comfortable clothes. No pressure to look amazing, feel free to wear what makes you feel better.
Keep your friends close, and your belongings even closer. We’ll visit some crowded areas, so don’t give papaya!
English-speaking tour guide
Accurate and objective knowledge of Colombian history. We promise not to take sides.
Sightseeing of essential places in the historic center of Bogota (Candelaria).
Benefits and discounts with our recommended partners if you show our Free Walking Tour Map in our Linktree: https://linktr.ee/bcbogota
Chicha tasting (when available).
Recommendations of local allies where you can have lunch, buy coffee, souvenirs, and more.
- Drinks, food or souvenirs.
Transportation to and from your hotel.
Transportation on the tour. We’ll be walking and taking resting stops.
Tickets or entrances. We won’t take you to places where sudden extra charges apply!
Exclusive tour guide. Remember this is a shared tour, we’re sure you’ll meet new amazing people.
If you are a group of more than 4 people or if you want to take a private experience of this tour, let us guide you through this experience with an exclusive tour guide. Click the following button and request your personalized tour.
Once you send your request, please check your email for our confirmation and further instructions to enjoy your vacations to the fullest!
Take a look at some reviews that previous travelers have shared about our tour: Free Walking Tour Bogota!
This walking tour was great! It was a decent amount of time and our guide Santiago was very knowledgeable and considerate. We also stopped halfway to get food and use the restrooms which was appreciated. Met quite a lot of fellow travelers, and we continued to explore the city together.
We did the walking tour with Luz and we loved it. She explained many things to us about the history of Colombia, the city of Bogotá and its most emblematic moments and characters. We visited the downtown and Candelaria squares, and we also tried the chicha!! Highly recommend :)
I've been traveling South America for a few months now and this was by far the best walking tour I've done. Luis was an excellent guide, really informative and had an excellent pace with the group. We never felt tired but yet saw so much and learned so much about Colombia and Bogota! I’d highly recommend it!
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