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Free Graffiti Tour in Bogotá

Created with Sketch. Explore Bogotá's downtown through graffiti and witness the legacy muralism and urban art has given to La Candelaria and the city

Duration

2.5 hours

Tour Type

Free Tour

Guaranteed departure

Languages

Eng-Spa

Overview

Come with us to the Free Graffiti tour where colors and spray paintings give life to the city. In this tour, you and a group of fun travelers will walk along the greatest murals of La Candelaria’s district. Get a local perspective on its culture while you learn how great art can overcome negative labels, such as vandalism. In fact, the percepcion around graffiti is chaning and more people now value it as art, which makes Bogotá’s graffiti truly a sight to behold. Vibrant and exciting, Bogota’s street art scene can’t be missed.

You don’t need to know a lot about  graffiti to join us. So, if you want to learn and discover the local art, the Free Graffiti tour is just the perfect experience to start exploring this outstanding world.

Meeting Point: Corner Carrera 2 & Calle 12b (Chorro de Quevedo Square)

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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

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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!

This tour has a suggestion of USD 10.

Included/Excluded

  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Socio-political context of street art
  • Visit to several graffiti in Bogota’s downtown
  • Coca leaf tea tasting
  • All risk insurance
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Extra purchases

Recommendations

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately, we will provide an umbrella in case it rains

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

🟡 Do not walk away from the group
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