Guided tour

Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

From US$ 11.34 per person

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
  • Feast your eyes on the work of talented street artists like 3 Manos and Ledania
  • Enjoy a brief introduction to the socio-political context of graffiti production
  • Hear thoughtful local insight into the murals that might otherwise be missed
  • Pass by locations like La Concordia’s vibrant market and the Journalist’s Park
  • Savor a local treat with a delicious cup of coca leaf tea at Café Herencia
Full description

See Colombia’s history as told by its street art on this guided walking tour of Bogotá. Find out why Bogotá has become prominent the world of spray painting as you admire its impressive murals. Stop at a local café along the way to try a coca leaf tea. 

Meet your guide in the Chorro de Quevedo Square. Walk thorugh the heart of the La Candelaria district. Go through an overview of the city’s iconic spray-painting works as you stroll along streets packed with graffiti art.

Immerse yourself in how artists retell the story of their indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. Get to know the work of local artists such as Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, and 3 Manos.

Pass by La Concordia’s vibrant market and the Journalist’s Park. Each of these places have been meeting points and a melting pot of ideas and influences which have been key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists display in their work.

View graffiti authored by women and hear about their role in the propagation of this art. Uncover artists like Bastardilla, Vera, and Ledania. Finish your tour by tasting a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists

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
  • An umbrella in case of rain
  • Transportation

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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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4.6 /5

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Very nice staff, easy to meet up, lots of cool things to see. Fun chatting with folks. However, tour was on the short side, suggested gratuity was high for Colombia, we walked by a LOT of street art without any comment on it. Maybe nice for somebody unfamiliar / uncomfortable with the area, but Candelaria is plenty safe during daytime. If you join the tour, plan at least a couple of hours to wander the fascinating area on your own afterwards.

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August 27, 2022

Informative, friendly, but a bit short at just under 2 hours; nice tips for restaurants and cafes; gratifying: implementation even with only two participants

August 15, 2022

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

Product ID: 415926