Bogotá rises as one of the key city-canvases in Latin America, which has made it an attractive destination for the curious tourist and the bold artist. Would you have guessed? Come with us and learn why street art has become so important, in this graffiti tour around downtown Bogota and the colorful and vibrant neighborhood of Monserrate. Get a local perspective and understand how great art can overcome negative labels such as vandalism. Bogotá’s graffiti truly a sight to behold. Don’t miss it.
If you are into knowing the hidden art and characters of a place, this free graffiti tour is perfect for you!
Bogotá has become a world reference in the world of aerosol. Therefore, many more travelers come to admire great street art.
In this 3-hour private tour, our expert local guide will pick you up at your hotel. You will be driven to La Candelaria, the historical downtown of the city. You will get to stop at the foundational square called Chorro de Quevedo Square. From there you will start walking along the main spots in this youthful 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 key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists put in their artworks.
Besides, you will get to see some of the best graffiti authored by women and understand their role in the propagation of this art: Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and others will be seen. The guide will also explain the struggle spray-painters have had to earn their place and recognition due to negative labels that are sometimes put to graffiti such as vandalism, and the.
At the end, you will be invited to taste a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists before heading back to your hotel.
This quick tour is only a bridge to keep enjoying Bogotá with wider perspectives.