Bogotá audio tour: Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria

Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria

Walking Tour

40 mins

About the Tour

On this tour you will be walking into the history of my beloved city. You will feel the sense of being a Bogotano and you will enjoy the sensations and sounds that make the centro of this capital a vibrant place to visit. The journey will be starting at the Plaza de Bolívar and ending at the Museo del Oro. Along the way you will hear about the history from colonialism to present day. See the historic buildings that have helped shape the past and revel in the beautiful architecture of the period. From Plaza's to Museums, tranquil Cathedrals to vibrant avenues. Come feel the pulse of this unique city and its fascinating history through the eyes of a local.

Tour Producer


Néstor Meléndez

Colombian certified Tour Guide. Journalist and media pro, I love to to show the world the wonders and life of my beautiful country, so the people of all around the planet can discover it. I have some good stories and tips to share, to make your stay in Colombia great. You can get in touch with me via or at [email protected] if you need any further information for travelling by Colombia. Let me guide you personally, the show gets better. Please enjoy #Colombia .

Major Landmarks

  • Plaza de Bolívar

  • Capitolio Nacional

  • Luis Ángel Arango Public Library

  • Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center

  • Plazoleta del Rosario

  • Bogotá Gold Museum

Directions to Starting Point

You can get to the starting point of the tour, the Plaza de Bolívar, by public transportation, transmilenio or taxi. If you are at downtown you can ask how to get to the plaza. The exact adress is Carrera 7 with calle 11. Please go to the front door of the Cathedral, that is located on the northeast side of the plaza.

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Places to stop along the way

Iglesia de San Agustín, Museo Botero, Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, Café Pasaje at plaza del Rosario, Museo del Oro.

Best time of day

Between 8 AM to 5 PM.


Take care of your belongings, be relaxed but vigilant. This zone is guarded by police and military.


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Colonial Bogotá, La Candelaria