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Calling all fans of urban art, this 5-hour street art tour of Bogota guarantees an alternative sightseeing experience of Colombia’s capital. Beginning in La Candalaria, the city’s historic center, you’ll visit areas designated to accommodate street art and learn about Bogota’s creative heritage. Travel through Avenida El Dorado, admire the colorful facades of colonial buildings, and visit the studio of a recognized graffiti artist to learn more about artistic techniques. Hotel pickup and drop-off, and refreshments are included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 to maintain an intimate atmosphere.
At approximately 8:30am, you’ll be collected from your Bogota accommodation and head straight to La Candalaria, a bohemian neighborhood typified by pastel colonial buildings and street art secluded in narrow alleys.
Following a wander through this historic district, you’ll take a metro bus through Avenida El Dorado in order to fathom the vast scale of its murals. Your guide points out areas designated exclusively for street art and directs your attentions to formerly abandoned buildings now awash with color.
On arrival at the Central Cemetery of Bogota, continue on foot past cultural and artistic spaces owned by MAL, a collection of visual artists focused on the reinvention of public spaces. Head inside the workshop of a resident MAL artist to revitalize with a snack and hot drink, learn about the socio-political messages behind street art, and to watch demonstrations of basic techniques.
After five hours, your tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Harvie Hopkins United States of ...
I enjoyed getting out and seeing the city, the art, and even the unplanned visit to Paloquemao market. Was confined to the car and only slow drivebys for a lot of the most impressive art due to unsafe neighborhoods we passed through. Honestly the market was the best part, loads of interesting and tasty fruits and lots of color and activity everywhere.
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