Two and a half hours of shouting, laughter, and throwing stones at small explosives: practicing the national sport of Colombia is an unparalleled experience. Brought from the countryside to the city, Tejo is an exciting sport and rich in local history.
It is an exploration of the Colombian roots in the game, good food, and beer.
The fun of Tejo – as with other activities – is doing it in good company. It is a way of feeling and knowing the most traditional and real national sport of Colombia: a whole new perspective. And, also, a way to make friends and share great experiences.
The word Tejo means steel projectile. Tejo or Turmequé is a Colombian game and traditional sport of throwing metal discs to a target that explodes when hit.
What to expect
The group will meet at El Chorro de Quevedo, the place of foundation of Bogotá. After the introduction, you will start the short walk through the historical center of the city towards the Canchas de Tejo (Tejo field). Although it is safe to walk through the center at night, we advise you not to take your cell phone to take pictures and avoid problems.
A shuffle session may last around 20 minutes but maybe longer if the players so wish.
A part of the national sport of Colombia involves getting your hands dirty with clay, so we suggest wearing comfortable clothes that can make something dirty. No good story ends with clean shoes.
The amounts of food and drink do not mean that players are too full or intoxicated to avoid playing.