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  • Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Spend a memorable afternoon exploring the artistic, cultural and culinary delights of Bogotá’s La Candelaria neighborhood. On this Bogotá walking tour, see colorful murals by street artists and visit historical sites such as Chorro de Quevedo, Museo Botero and Plaza de Bolivar. Stop in local eateries to try popular drinks like chicha and hot cocoa, and feast on a tasty snack of empanadas and a hearty Colombian lunch known as the ‘corrientazo’ (menu of the day).

Highlights

  • Bogotá food and art walking tour
  • Learn about the food, history and culture of Bogotá as you feast on culinary delights such as corrientazo, hot cocoa, chicha and empanadas
  • Discover Bogotá’s street art and learn about Colombia's contrasting culture, architecture and politics
  • Visit Bogotá's first printing house and learn about traditional printing techniques
  • See some of the city’s historical sights like Chorro de Quevedo, Museo Botero and Plaza de Bolivar

What You Can Expect

Bogotá Food and Art Walking Tour

Explore the La Candelaria neighborhood

After meeting your local guide at Parque de los Periodistas, head into the streets of Bogotá’s historic neighborhood La Candelaria, where the city was founded in 1538. Your guide will show you examples of its well-preserved architecture, characterized by Spanish Colonial and Baroque styles.

As you walk, discover the murals that street artists have created on buildings throughout the neighborhood. Learn about some of the most famous murals and about the Colombian history, culture and politics that these colorful artworks depict.

Next, get familiar with another element of Colombian culture – cocoa! Watch the chocolate-making process firsthand at a traditional local shop, and then taste its fine homemade hot chocolate drink.

Continue your tasting experience with a drink called chicha, a mild alcohol made from corn that has been a popular beverage since precolonial times. Though other liquors have cut into Colombia’s chicha consumption, the small local bars of La Candelaria remain a popular place to drink this traditional brew.

Nearby, enjoy a traditional corrientazo, the lunch special that delights many a hungry worker and traveler. Starting with a hearty soup followed by a plate of your choice from the day’s specials, the corrientazo gives you a chance to taste some of Colombia’s favorite dishes.

After lunch, continue your stroll through La Candelaria and see Chorro de Quevedo, a bustling plaza where some say Bogotá was founded. Then visit the nearby Museo de Botero, which highlights the voluptuous art of renowned Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero. Follow your guide to Plaza de Bolivar, the main square in the heart of old Bogota, and then head inside a shop to taste fresh empanadas – a savory pastry stuffed with meat, rice, vegetables or cheese that is an extremely popular snack in Colombia.

At the end of your walking tour, visit Bogotá’s first printing house and learn about traditional printing techniques in a short workshop. Your guide then takes you back to Parque de los Periodistas to conclude this fascinating day of food, art and culture!
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