Bogotá audio tour: Traditional Bogotá

About the Tour

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.

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

  • 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

Directions to Starting Point

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.

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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.


I will check on it asap. Thanks for your comments, you should try, if you have the time , do the other tours that will give you an insight on life in the city since always.

Posted by Néstor , about 3 years ago

Really great tour - only one minor criticism, which is that my GPS kept losing track of where I was (maybe due to tall buildings?), but easily rectified by keeping an eye on the map and playing locations manually where needed. Would definitely recommend as a great intro to Bogotá!

Posted by Dennis M , about 3 years ago
Preview mode limited to first 3 locations.