In this History Tour, we will walk in the old streets of the center, which are a reflection of the rich history of the city, it is a journey that no one can miss. Let all the sites of historical significance tell us their stories and secrets during this exciting tour.
Bogota History Tour
Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating aspects of Colombia is it’s turbulent and sometimes unbelievable history, a wealth of which can be found right here in the capital. Prepare to be amazed and learn all you can from a local expert rather than relying on rumours you hear and stereotypes you see on television.
The neighborhood of La Candelaria will be our starting point, the historic center of Bogotá is known by the name of La Candelaria and still retains the memory of the small town that once was. Its steep narrow streets, their colonial houses with roofs and eaves were the cradle and chamber of The Creole and Spanish aristocracy. To appreciate La Candelaria you should be aware of the myriad of details such as the old Gates emblems, hallways, balconies, ornate windows and of course, its inhabitants that fluctuate between the old “Rolos” and “Cachacos” and a young population linked to academic or cultural activities. It is an area which combines different eras and architectural styles in a variety of buildings, some of which disappeared on April 9, 1948, in the episode known as “El Bogotazo”.
El Chorro de Quevedo displays a picturesque landscape and a beautiful view over the center of Bogotá. The Botero Museum will be our next stop, where you will find different artistic samples.Colonial churches will be our companions in the route to amaze us with its architectural wealth. We will continue our path until we find the emblematic Plaza de Bolívar, where a picture will be appropriate to keep the memory of its Majesty. La Quinta de Bolívar, La 20 of July House and the Nineteenth Century Museum will teach us the details of the past eras, in these are located pieces such as furniture and costumes of the era in which the Republic was forged.
SUGGESTED ITINERARY (Can be changed according to the client)
BOGOTA HISTORY TOUR 5 HOURS
09: 00 Pick up at the hotel.
09: 40 Panoramic Tour: Plaza de Bolívar, Catedral Primada, Palacio de Justicia, Capitolio Nacional, y Barrio La Candelaria.
10: 30 Visit to Quinta de Bolívar.
11: 40 Visit to Casa Museo 20 de Julio.
14: 00 Drop off at the hotel.
***Includes: Professional guide, private transport, and entrances as mentioned.