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  • Address: Carrera 8, Bogota, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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Plaza de Bolivar

Enormous and austere, Bogota’s broad, bricked central plaza was designed in 1553 to be the gathering place for tens of thousands at the hub of the federal government. Once known simply as the Plaza Mayor (Main Plaza) and serving as home to the city market, the plaza is a classic example of monumental Spanish civil engineering. Some of Bogota's most important edifices sit in the area: the soaring neoclassical national cathedral; the appropriately federalist capitol building; French neoclassical Edificio Liévano, seat of city government; and the ultra-modern stylized arches of the imposing Palace of Justice, most recently rebuilt after a 1985 terrorist attack.

At the center of it all is the statue of Simón Bolívar, erected in 1846 to honor the man who liberated so much of South America from the Spanish.

Unless there’s a festival or political rally, the enormous brick expanse is fairly quiet, quickly crisscrossed by crisply suited officials talking seriously into cell phones, vendors selling snacks, souvenirs and photos with adorably outfitted llamas, and the constant thrum of pigeon wings as great flocks whirl around endlessly. The people-watching is outstanding, and you’re a stone's throw from a dozen museums, churches and other attractions well worth seeing.

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La Candelaria and Monserrate Walking Tour, Bogotá, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

La Candelaria and Monserrate Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

This "La Candelaria" and Monserrate walking tour is the best introduction to the historical center and most important mountain of Bogotá. You'll ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
La Candelaria Walking Tour in Bogotá, Bogotá, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

La Candelaria Walking Tour in Bogotá

This tour is a great introduction to the historical center of Bogotá, with fun-filled and informative walks about history, Colombian society, ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.00
Private Historical Bogotá Tour, Bogotá, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Historical Bogotá Tour

To take a stroll around the streets that are a reflection of the rich history of the capital of Colombia is a journey that no one should miss. Let’s explore ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00
Downtown Bike Tour of Bogotá, Bogotá, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Downtown Bike Tour of Bogotá

Close to La Candelaria it is the Centro Interancional with the La Santa María Bullring, National Museum and the National Park (Parque Nacional).

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Bogota Old City Tour, Bogotá, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Bogota Old City Tour

Enjoy a 5-hour experience between the 26th street with 8th street of the iconic historic center of the capital in which you can discover the essence of the ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $184.00
Shop like a Local: Small-Group Tour of Bogotá Artisan Markets, Bogotá, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Shop like a Local: Small-Group Tour of Bogotá Artisan Markets

Immerse yourself in the traditional handicrafts of Colombia on this intriguing 4-hour tour of Bogotá’s artisan markets. Head off the beaten path to find ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.25
Full Bogotá Experience, Bogotá, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full Bogotá Experience

Explore the history, culture and customs of Colombia through this all-encompassing 3-hour walking tour. This experience will take you through the streets of ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.00
Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride, Bogotá, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 648 Reviews

Explore the city of Bogotá on this guided sightseeing tour to some of the most famous attractions in the city! Walk through the cobblestone streets of La ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 or 8 hrs

From USD $67.50
Bogota Historic Tour: La Candelaria, Monserrate and Gold Museum, Bogotá, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Bogota Historic Tour: La Candelaria, Monserrate and Gold Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Enjoy a personalized tour of Bogota's historic city center and get to know the most important places and their history. Visit Monserrate and La Candelaria ...  Read more

Location: Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
Bike Tour of Bogotá, Bogotá, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Bike Tour of Bogotá

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Discover the city of Bogotá on this bike tour! Visit some of the city’s historical areas by bike, including La Candelaria and Plaza de San Diego. See ...  Read more

Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.50

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