Perfect Introduction to Bogota at La Candelaria: Past & Present History

Colonial streets mixed with colorful houses, street art, historical landmarks, culture and fascinating sights everywhere! La Candelaria is a great place to get what Bogota is all about, making it perfect for an introduction to our city! In this private walking tour, get ready for a deep journey that covers its main highlights and the story behind them. We are ready to answer all your questions and off course give you great local advise.

Perfect Introduction to Bogota at La Candelaria: Past & Present History

Colonial streets mixed with colorful houses, street art, historical landmarks, culture and fascinating sights everywhere! La Candelaria is a great place to get what Bogota is all about, making it perfect for an introduction to our city! In this private walking tour, get ready for a deep journey that covers its main highlights and the story behind them. We are ready to answer all your questions and off course give you great local advise.

From 55 USD per person
for a group of 2 travelers

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La Candelaria is the historical district of Bogota and our political, economic and religious epicenter, making it the best place to introduce you to our wonderful city.  On this Private Candelaria Walking Tour, get ready to explore the must see historical spots, starting with the Bolivar Square one of the most important squares in the country due to the buildings surrounding it and the stories they hide: Main Cathedral, Lievano Palace, The Congress, The Justice Palace and the Antonio Nariño Palace (Presidential House).

On this Private tour to La Candelaria: 

  1. We can pick you up at your hotel/bnb or Dorado Airport, and departure to La Candelaria in a comfortable car or,
  2. We can meet you at the Plazoleta del Rosario, in front of Cafe Pasaje.


Wander through the colonial streets and be enchanted by the cool vibes of this neighbourhood. See the Centro Cultural of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the Cultural block where the Botero Museum is located. Off course you won’t miss the Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo and the Embudo Street, one of the most vibrant areas of La Candelaria known for its local & social atmosphere, cultural activities and beautiful cobblestone floors.

You like to see churches and temples? We have you covered! during the walk you will stumbleupon gorgeous catholic churches built during the colonial times. By the way, you will love the architectural aspects as much as the stories we have to share about them.

You love graffiti? No worries, we know the best spots for you to enjoy great street art, get a glimpse of what local artists are doing and how it is creating a positive change in many neighborhoods! 
No private tour of Snoopy Zebra Tours will be complete without some hidden gems. As an example, visit the Anti-monument Fragmentos, a place we cherish in our company as it was conceptualized and design by the Colombian artist Doris Salcedo and built by female victims of the conflict in Colombia. This place, is ideal to talk about the recent history of our country and the peace agreement that took place in 2016. It is, without a doubt, one of our favorite spots in La Candelaria and we are looking forward to share it with you! 

Finally, depending on the tour option you chose we will end the tour:

  • Meeting point: we will end the tour at Chorro de Quevedo square.
  • Private car: we will take you back to your hotel/bnb.
  • Airport transfers: we will take you back to the Dorado airport.

Remember, during this private walking tour we are here to answer all the questions you may have, give you great local advise of where to go, eat, dance etc. If you have any special request, let us know, we can always personalize this tour for you!

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, we can always personalize this private tour.

Overall, the main difference is the transportation, the activities within the tour won’t change between the options.

Meeting point: Your local host will be waiting for you at a meeting point in La Candelaria, and you will move around by walk. The tour will end at the same place where it started.
*Duration: 3 hours.

Private car: Your local host will pick you up at your hotel in a private car. The car and driver will be available for you the entire time. When the tour ends, your local host will take you back to your hotel or point of preference with in the city.
*Duration: 3 hours for the tour + 2 hours approx. for commuting time.

Layover: Your local host will pick you up at the Dorado Airport in a private car. The car and driver will be available for you the entire time. When the tour ends, your local host will take you back to the Dorado Airport.
*Duration: 3 hours for the tour + 2 hours approx. for commuting time.

No, This will allow a more personalized and custom experience.

Yes. The car is for your comfort, if it is raining or you are tired of walking, we can move around the city center by car. Plus, you can hop on and off the car as many times as you want. Don’t want to walk back to the car? No problem, the driver will pick you up!

Yes, children are always welcome! Please take into account there is a lot of walking involved in this tour.

We recommend to travel light, bring a backpack, sunblock and a reusable water bottle.

We want to make your trip to Bogota an unforgettable experience

Please contact us if you have questions or need additional information. We are always happy to help with your travel needs in Bogota.

From 55 USD
per person for 2 travelers

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