Free Gaitan Tour Bogota

3 Hours
3 Hours

Free Gaitan Tour Bogota

  • Walk in the footsteps of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, one of the leaders that transformed modern Colombia.
  • Understand Colombia's history and read new meanings behind each landmark in the historical center.
  • Feel the pulse of history at the site of Gaitan's assassination and the start of the infamous Bogotazo.
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Tour Features


Jorge Eliecer Gaitan


Perseverancia Square


Santamaria Bullring


Independence Park


Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater


Seventh Avenue


Pasaje Café


Bolivar Square

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide creates their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

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You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
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Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
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Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, a man who rose from humble beginnings—the son of a used bookseller and a schoolteacher—provides the compelling focus for the Free Gaitan Tour in Bogota. Gaitán, a champion of the poorest, made an indelible mark on Colombian history, inciting countless 'what ifs' concerning the trajectory of the country had he become president. His story is not just an individual narrative, but a pivotal chapter in the Colombian narrative, imbued with the passion and struggles that symbolize the country's political and social upheavals. Exploring his life and untimely death offers a deeply human lens through which to view the larger historical events that have shaped Colombia.

Getting to know Gaitán's life and death is part of any meaningful visit to Bogota. In fact, Bogota’s city center is replete with places intimately tied to Gaitán's life; a testament to his achievements. Embarking on this tour, you begin at Perseverancia Square, then head towards the Santamaria Bullring, appreciating its intricate architecture. Moving down Seventh Avenue through Independencia Park, you will make your way towards the Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Theater. As you journey, absorbing the architectural splendor of several sacred temples, you will delve into their historical significance. It's an immersive walk through the past, charting key moments that have framed Colombian lives.

Book now your seats at the Free Gaitan Tour! This extraordinary tour led by an expert guide is a beautiful intertwining of culture, history, and human resilience. You will journey all the way to Café Pasaje, the site where Jorge Eliecer Gaitan tragically lost his life, triggering the infamous Bogotazo. Here, you can delve into the story of his tragic death, its violent aftermath, and how it dramatically impacted Colombian history. The tour ends at the iconic Plaza de Bolivar, leaving you with a profound understanding of Colombia's past, and the influential figures who shaped it. Don't miss out on this insightful and thought-provoking exploration. Step into the shoes of history and breathe life into the echoes of the past.

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