Guided tour

Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours
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From US$ 11.62 per person

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Discover graffiti and urban art in Bogotá's La Candelaria district on a guided walking tour. Learn about the cultural context behind the art, its history, and the challenges artists face today.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover street art in La Candelaria district and its main artists’ perspectives
  • A brief introduction to the socio-political context of graffiti production
  • The guide shares insight into the murals you might miss on your own
  • A final stop tasting a local snack as part of the graffiti tour experience
  • An authentic travel experience immerses you in the local culture
Full description
Join us in this tour not only of Colombia’s history as told by art but a tour of Bogotá as a curated open museum of amazing artists with street art! Bogotá has become a world reference in the world of aerosol. It boasts impressive murals and street art that place it above cities like Miami, Amsterdam, Rio, and Mexico City. Because of this, its rise as one of the key city-canvases in Latin America has made it an attractive destination for the curious tourist and the bold artist. In this 2-hour-and-half tour you will meet the guide at Chorro de Quevedo Square. From there you will start walking along the main spots in La Candelaria district. You will go through an overview of the city’s iconic works in relation to spray-painting and will walk along streets packed with graffiti that retell our indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. You will get to know the work of local artists such as: Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, and 3 Manos. You will pass by La Concordia’s local market and neighborhood, and the Journalist’s Park. All of them places that have been meeting points and a melting pot of ideas and influences, and which have been key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists put in their artworks. After keep moving through picturesque pieces of street art paintings you will get to see some of the best graffiti authored by women and their role in the propagation of this art: Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and others will be seen. You will finish this tour by tasting a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists. This street art tour makes sure you don't overlook a thing of Bogotá’s unique street art scene. Let us show you!
Includes
  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Socio-political context of street art
  • Visit to several graffiti in Bogota’s downtown
  • Colombian tea tasting
  • All risk insurance
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Extra purchases

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Date

Meeting point

Meet us next to the fountain by the yellow umbrella in Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo every day at 10am and 2pm.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • We will provide an umbrella in case it rains
  • Do not walk away from the group
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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A great way to see La Candelaria and not just look at the amazing streetart but also get an insight in its cultural and societal background story. 10/10

July 26, 2022

Great tour with José and such an awesome experience to learn about Bogotá

July 24, 2022

Informativ, freundlich, aber mit knapp 2Std.etwas kurz; nette Tipps für Restaurants und Cafés; erfreulich: Durchführung auch bei nur zwei Teilnehmenden

August 15, 2022

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Product ID: 415926