Walk along the old streets of Bogota as you visit historically significant churches all around the city with a local historian and learn all about their individual legacies
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Tour around visiting the churches of Bogota with a local expert that will explain all of the history and culture behind every church. You will discover how deeply religion is embedded into Colombian society and see it’s strong influence in the everyday Colombian lifestyle. This tour will take you around the old city of Bogota as you learn all about the last five centuries of Catholic history behind each and every church you visit.
This tour will start by first visiting the San Francisco church, which is historically, the first church of Bogota. In the area, you will then learn how the Spanish imposed their culture onto Colombia.
After learning about the San Francisco church you will then move onto the Plaza de Bolivar which is home to the famous Prime Cathedral. Walking along the pedestrian streets of Carrera Septima, you will learn about the beautiful colonial construction which is full of secret symbols.
After visiting the Prime Cathedral you will move onto the traditionally scenic cobblestone streets of the La Candelaria neighborhood and visit the Iglesia del Carmen. This church is a historic gothic church which was built in 1933.
The tour will then end with a drive to the southern tip of the city where you will find yourself in the 20 de Julio neighborhood. Here is the largest temple of the Catholics which is the Iglesia del Divino Nino. A final tour of this historic church will signal the end of the tour.
Andrés was born in Bogotá in the early nineties. He has traveled his country and has seen it change over the years until becoming the open to the world country that it is today. He is been a guide since 2011 and tells us that Colombia is so special because they are the door of South America and they have two oceans, the caribbean coast and the pacific coast. As he explains, everybody knows the beautiful caribbean coast (with famous beach towns like Cartagena, Santa Marta or Barranquilla, hometown of universal Singer Shakira), while the Pacific Coast remains mainly unknown. Andres likes to share its secret spots with the travelers that visit its unknown paradises.
During his free time, Andrés has two passions, photography and documentary films production. So if you are gonna join one of his tours, don’t forget your camera, he always provide traveler with some tips.
Andrés speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.
This young Colombian, passionate about Design and Jewelry, was borned in the late eighties, in a very turbulent time for her nation. Patricia is know proud of the deep changes Colombia has suffered since she was a kid and fervently celebrates Colombian Diversity. “Everywhere you go, the environment is going to be different” says.
She claims that Colombia is the most colorful country in the world, and that’s one of the special things about Colombia you can find any single color here, in landscapes, in constructions, in art etc..
She became a guide because she considered it was one of the best ways to share the beauty of her country and the talent of its people to the world.
Patricia has been working as a guide since 2013 and she is fluent in Spanish and English.
This young Guide was born in Boogtá, in the early nineties and has been a tour guide since 2013. He is Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
It didn’t take Fabian a long time to realize the Diversity in his country, he tells us that just traveling from Bogotá to Medellín, cities about 260 miles away from each other, every single person is very different.
He claims that in Colombia they have the influence of so many different cultures (Afro-Colombians, Criollos, Romas, Sephardic Jews, Germanics…), and that you can see their influence in everything, the food, the music and dances, the architecture…
He tells us that people coming to colombia these days, will get a more authentic vision of the country and its people, since they are much more open and willing to share their country.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.