Free Peace & Violence Tour
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
All tours are suspended until further notice due to government’s regulations
On our Free Peace & Violence Tour we will unravel the violent history of the nation, from its bloody origins in the war of Independence, to its fratricidal conflicts in the 20th century.
Hear ferocious episodes of the Independence War in front of the Memorial to the Heroes of the Independence. Learn about “el Bogotazo,” which lead to the decade known as “La Violencia“.
Visit the Palace of Justice which was under siege in 1985 from the Guerrilla M19, and learn the role that Pablo Escobar, the world’s most famous narco and leader of the Medellín Cartel, played in it. Understand the complicated relationship between the guerrillas and narcos, how they depend upon each other to survive yet have such opposed ideologies.
On our Peace & Violence Tour we will show you all the ingredients that have made Colombia the birthplace of a new science brutally named violentology. But we will also show you the effort which has taken place to solve the problem, opening up new horizons of hope and prosperity for a country that despite its determination to self-destroy, is today very close to peace and gazes upon the future with renewed optimism.
Church of the Third Order
Jorge Eliecer Gaitán Memorial
Palace of Justice
We had a lovely time during the tour. We were only a small group but that made it even better I think, because now we could chat a lot about the things she was explaining. Especially the adding of the photo exhibitions gave the tour an extra element. We enjoyed the way Catalina vividly told her story about Bogota, and we will defintely do another tour with her!
Anne K - Nijmegen, Netherlands
Plazoleta del Rosario, in front of the Monument to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quezada. (See map)
The Free Peace & Violence Tour runs every Saturday at 11.00 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 Peace & Violence Tour ends around the Colon Theater.
The Free Peace & Violence Tour 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 send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.