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Free Historical Centre Tour of Bogota

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When: Tue, Thu & Sun

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Where: Plazoleta del Rosario

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Language: English & Spanish

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Time: 15:30

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Duration: 2,5 hours

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Price: Free

Explore the old town of Colombia’s beating heart, the third biggest city in America, guarded by the Andes and often overlooked, which leaves no visitor indifferent:  Bogotá.

Walk through La Candelaria, where in 1538 Capitan Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada arrived searching for “El Dorado“. Enjoy the colonial architecture which remains intact, and understand its unique urban development, decisive in establishing the new city as the capital of the Viceroyalty of New Granada.

Learn how Simón Bolivar imposed a regime expressed physically in the neoclassical architecture, such as the Colon Theater, former San Carlos Palace, and first residence of Bolivar president of the newly formed republic.

On our Historical Center Tour of Bogota you will discover a stoic city which has survived nine national wars throughout, two provincial wars, four great fires, and despite it all, it still managed to reinvent itself as one of the cultural capitals of America. Walk through a unique old town and find up to five different universities where students talk about poetry as they drink chicha at the Chorro de Quevedo, and where storytellers speak tales in which reality and magic are so intertwined, it’s almost impossible to tell them apart.

Graffiti Artist and Murals in Bogota
Candelaria Church Bogota
Bolivar Square Ceremony
Callejon del embudo
Bolivar Square
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Free Historical Centre Tour of Bogota Highlights

  • Marvel at the Hispanic heritage expressed in stunning colonial buildings which have survived over five centuries.
  • Learn the fascinating biography of Simón Bolivar, the father of the American emancipation, “El Libertador”.
  • Discover the relevance of Bogota in universal culture thanks to the contribution of writers such as Gabriel Garcia Márquez or artists like Fernando Botero.

Price: Free

Meeting Point: Plazoleta del Rosario

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Free Historical Centre Tour of Bogota Features

Candelaria Neighborhood
Journalist Park and the statue of Bolivar
Graffiti artist and murals
Chorro de Quevedo Square
Botero Museum
Bollivar Square
La Puerta, Bogota oldest restaurant
Gabriel Garcia Márquez cultural center
Primatial Cathedral
Callejon del embudo
Jiménez Avenue
Colón Theatre
Candelaria Neighborhood

Journalist Park and the statue of Bolivar

Graffiti artist and murals

Chorro de Quevedo Square

Botero Museum

Bollivar Square

La Puerta, Bogota oldest restaurant

Gabriel Garcia Márquez cultural center

Primatial Cathedral

Callejon del embudo

Jiménez Avenue

Colón Theatre

Candelaria Neighborhood
Candelaria Neighborhood
Journalist Park and the statue of Bolivar
Graffiti artist and murals
Chorro de Quevedo Square
Botero Museum
Bollivar Square
La Puerta, Bogota oldest restaurant
Gabriel Garcia Márquez cultural center
Primatial Cathedral
Callejon del embudo
Jiménez Avenue
Jiménez Avenue
Colón Theatre
Candelaria Neighborhood
Candelaria Neighborhood

Journalist Park and the statue of Bolivar

Graffiti artist and murals

Chorro de Quevedo Square

Botero Museum

Bollivar Square

La Puerta, Bogota oldest restaurant

Gabriel Garcia Márquez cultural center

Primatial Cathedral

Callejon del embudo

Jiménez Avenue
Jiménez Avenue

Colón Theatre

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It was a very enjoyable experience.

5/5 stars

We only had one day in Bagota. The best thing that we had done was we booked the tour online before arriving Bagota. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the city and enthusiasm too. After the tour he accompanied us to our next interesting destination which saved us a lot of time. It was a very enjoyable experience.

- Dandan Liu

August 2018

Absolutely Outstanding!

5/5 stars

Absolutely Outstanding! I've taken many city tours all over the world and this one was simply superb - insightful, accurate, humorous, entertaining, provocative and thoughtful - a true joy to participate in.

- Marc Belisle

July 2018

Starting Point

Starting Point: Plazoleta del Rosario

Plazoleta del Rosario, in front of the Monument to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quezada. (See map)

FAQ

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Bogota runs Tue, Thu & Sun at 15:30 from Plazoleta del Rosario, in front of the Monument to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quezada. No tours on the 25th of December and 1st of January.

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Bogota ends around the Garcia Marquez cultural center.

The Free Historical Centre Tour of Bogota lasts around 2.5h.

Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.

Go to the meeting point and look for our guide carrying a red umbrella. If you have any problems finding the location please contact us on our Global WhatsApp support: +52 1 221 205 3215

Due to the high demand of our tours you can only join the tour if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute, and it helps us make sure that we have enough guides there to cover the demand. Help us make your Strawberry Tour experience unforgettable! Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on our regular tours, instead, please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.

In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join our regular tours. Instead , please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour.

All our tours are free. That means that at the end of the tour, you can choose to reward the guide if you wish so, according to your enjoyment and your possibilities. A part of that goes towards covering our marketing and operational costs. This system ensures great quality in the tours, extremely high client satisfaction, and last but not least, that absolutely everyone can come on our tours, regardless of their budget.

Interested in a Private Tour?

If you want more flexibility with your own guide you can book this as a private tour for just £135.

We are then able to set the start time to whatever suits you and make the experience more personal. This is also a great option for groups of 8 people or more that are unable to join our free tours together

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Meeting Point: Plazoleta del Rosario

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Price: Free

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