In this walking tour of traditional Bogotá you'll be transported from colonial times to the 21st century. It's a route designed to put you in touch with the cultural life of this city that has grown from a small village up in the mountains to a multicultural hotspot.
You'll walk in the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel literature prize recipient, and you'll get a glimpse of the places that have made Bogotá a cultural capital.
If you like, you can stop at traditional cafes and delis along the way, or at the local market, where you'll see the mix of races that is the Colombian people. You'll also have the chance to buy some gifts to take back home.
Iglesia de Las Aguas, Academia Colombiana de la Lengua, Plazoleta del Rosario, Iglesia de San Francisco Bogotá, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves, Bogotá Museum of Modern Art MAMBO, National Library of Colombia
The starting point is the Iglesia de las Aguas at the Eje Ambiental, Calle 18 and eje ambiental. You can get by transmilenio, estación Universidades, by taxi, or walking if you are at downtown.
Places to stop along the way:
Café Pasaje at plazuela Rosario for coffee, water, refreshment or beer. Iglesia de San Francisco, Pasaje de la Macarena, Casa Liz for snacks, La Florida for hot chocolate and pastries, Colombia Linda or other handcraft fairs, Also you can check at the beginning Artesanías de Colombia and compare prices along the way.
Best time of day:
9 AM to 5PM
Take care of your belongings, be aware and vigilant.
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... More»
Take a journey through the culture and history of Bogotá from colonial times to the present. We begin in the bohemian barrio of La Macarena. From there we’ll make our way down from the mountains and through the beautiful parks and urban landmarks... More»