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Bogotá has become a world reference in graffiti. It boasts impressive murals and street art that place it above cities like Miami, Amsterdam, Rio, and México City. 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. Would you have guessed?
As with graffiti everywhere else, Bogotá’s history with the art has often been tense. But great art can overcome negative labels. Right now, no one would call it vandalism. It has struggled but has earned its place and the city is better for it. The mixture of social and political commentary with a twist of local and foreign styles make Bogotá’s graffiti truly a sight to behold.
Join us in this tour not only of Colombia’s history as told by art but a tour of Bogotá as a curated museum of amazing artists!
Our tour starts at Chorro de Quevedo Square, where we’ll go through an overview of the city’s art history in relation to graffiti. Here we’ll see pieces by some of our local artists, like Ledania and 3 Manos.
Following our brief introduction, we’ll visit a narrow street packed with graffiti that retell our indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. Here you’ll get to know the work of Carlos Trilleras, all inspired in Colombia’s indigenous cultures. Then we’ll stop by a couple of murals painted by Wosnan and Ocio 4 two graffiti artists.
The next stop is at The Park of La Concordia and La Concordia Marketplace. This marketplace has been an important tension spot, meeting point and melting pot of ideas and influences. It has been key in defining the identity of downtown Bogotá and the kinds of ideas street artists put in their works.
We’ll keep moving through picturesque streets, scanning more graffiti along the way. You’ll get to see some of the best graffiti authored by women and their role in the propagation of this art. Authors like Bastardilla, Vera, Ledania, and others color and give life to this part of the city.
This promenade will take us to the Journalists Park, where journalists, poets, and writers used to gather in the 60s.
The last stop of our tour will be at Café Herencia. Here we will close our artsy tour with some final words and we will see Carlos Trillera’s artworks.