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La Candelaria Walking Tour – History and Culture in Bogota

Experience the sights, stories, and tastes of Bogota’s La Candelaria neighborhood on this unforgettable walking tour. Learn about local history and culture.

USD $95.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $95.00
2USD $62.00
3USD $53.00
4USD $50.00
5USD $47.00
6USD $43.00
7USD $40.00
8 or moreUSD $37.00

Experience the Heritage and Stories of La Candelaria Neighborhood

On this walking tour through Bogota’s La Candelaria neighborhood, admire fascinating architecture, beautiful murals, and historic plazas. Learn about the history of La Candelaria, Bogota, and Colombia as a whole from your knowledgeable guide. Experience for yourself the unique flavors of the region as you taste chicha, fresh juice, coca leaf tea, and coffee. Join us for an incredible time in one of Bogota’s most important neighborhoods!


  • Explore the rich history of Bogota’s La Candelaria neighborhood
  • See stories of the Colombia’s colonial past illustrated in graffiti
  • Enjoy samples of local chicha, juice mixes, coca leaf tea, and coffee
  • Learn about indigenous culture and history
  • Visit the emerald market and Simon Bolivar Square

Tour Information

Duration: 3 hours (pickup anytime between 8:00 am and 14:00 pm)
Start and End Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Availability: Year-round


Your walking tour of Bogota’s La Candelaria neighborhood starts with admiring downtown historical landmarks such as baroque churches, colonial houses, and art deco architecture. Along the way, your expert guide will point out graffiti that tell the stories of Colombia’s Spanish colonial past. You’ll also experience Bogota’s indigenous heritage as you taste a refreshing sample of chicha, traditional corn beer. Enjoy learning about the history of the indigenous people and chicha. Sample local juice mixes and hear about their health benefits.

Continuing on your tour, you will appreciate more street art and learn how the drug trade has affected the entire country. There’s more to the story than crime. The coca leaf has been demonized and holds great significance to indigenous communities. Then, sip a cup of coca leaf tea.

After that, you will go go the emerald market. Learn about the violent history behind the emerald trade and how to spot a fake gem from a real one. As you visit Simon Bolivar Square, you’ll hear about the complex relationships between the government, the drug trade, and guerrilla fighters.

To finish up your tour, enter a local cafe to learn about coffee culture and brewing from a professional.

What’s Included

  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Tastings of chicha, fruit, juice, coca leaf tea, and coffee
  • Emerald classification lesson
  • Local discounts

What’s Not Included

  • Extra purchases


Bogotá, Colombia

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Bogotá, Colombia 4.710989, -74.072092

What Happens After I Book?

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.

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