Free Historical Centre Tour of Bogota
When: Tue, Thu & Sun
Where: Plazoleta del Rosario
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
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.
Journalist Park and the statue of Bolivar
Graffiti artist and murals
Chorro de Quevedo Square
La Puerta, Bogota oldest restaurant
Gabriel Garcia Márquez cultural center
Callejon del embudo
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Everything perfect, Valeria did a fantastic job in giving us important and interesting information and we discover together special and nice area of Bogotá. A must do when in Bogotá and probably in my top 3 best tour ever done around the world! Thank you Valeria and strawberry tours!
Giulia S - Zurich, Switzerland
Valeria was my tour guide and I had her all to myself, perhaps due to the rain earlier in the day or because of the rain that arrived about two hours into our walk. She was very knowledgeable and helpful in showing me the sites of interest in La Candelaria as well as the history of Bogota, Colombia and that particular neighborhood. I highly recommend this tour and Valeria!
Mel S - Massachusetts, USA
Plazoleta del Rosario, in front of the Monument to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quezada. (See map)
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.
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.
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