Bogota Street Art Exploration

Bogota Street Art Exploration

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      Bogota, Colombia
      4 Hours
      Moderate
      From (USD)
      $ 133
      • Bogota street art:Many of Bogota’s locals are responsible for the graffiti renaissance in Colombia, where the attitude towards graffiti is permissive.

      Meeting point

      Please meet in the lobby of your downtown-area hotel or a nearby central location. Let us know the name of your hotel/preferred meeting location when you reserve this tour so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a GoBe sign with your name.

      Helpful hints

      As in many cities, keep your wallet or purse secured and leave the bling behind. Bogota has a Mediterranean climate with dry warm summers and mild winters, but the temperature never gets much higher than 70 degrees.

      Getting around

      This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some of which is over cobblestones and uneven paths, with steps to climb. It's not wheelchair accessible. Travelers with limited mobility may not see all sites fully but can participate at their discretion.

      Activity type

      Walking Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly

      Transportation used

      Vehicles? We have all kinds for all sizes of groups, from cars to buses. Vehicles vary based on the number of travelers.

      Included amenities

      Guide
      Beverages: Bottled Water and Colombian Coffee

      Languages

      Spanish, English

      Tour ID

      TR-SAM-COL-BOGO-EN-1012

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Did you know that Bogota has been given the nickname “Athens of South America?” This is because the populous city is home to an abundance of universities and libraries, providing its population of 8 million with a great chance at succeeding in their chosen career. For many people, art is their passion and this is reflected in the city’s murals, graffiti scrawls and art galleries.

      A mixture of Colombian and international art can be admired inside local galleries and museums, including Neebex, Cero Galeria and alternative space, LaLocalidad. Perhaps the most famous art museum here is the Botero Museum. Inside you can browse 123 masterpieces created by Fernando Botero, as well as 85 other works of art by big names, like Picasso. (note: Visits to these galleries and museums not included in this tour)

      Types of art you can see around the city represent the culture and are a mixture of sculptures, paintings, ceramics and even video art. Unlike other cities around the world, Bogota permits graffiti, so much so that artists are actually commissioned to unleash their creativity.

      While most of the art in this metropolis is decorative, some murals are created to put a smile on the faces of passer’s by and others to tell a story. The graffiti revolution has grown immensely over the years, and during this tour you can learn about the urban area’s political past and how petroglyphs carved into cave walls were discovered, which is where it all began.

      Colombian Art’s Ancient History

      While historians believe that Colombian art only really started to gain true personality and meaning during the 20th century, archaeological evidence proves that from 3000 BC, ceramics were being produced in this Latin American country. Influenced by Spanish Catholicism between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Mural Movement followed when Colombian artists Santiago Martínez Delgado and Pedro Nel Gómez focused on the use of art deco’s neoclassical features. This artistic style is represented in Rogelio Salmona’s architectural work. The most famous artist from Colombia is undoubtedly Fernando Botero. Born in 1932, Botero’s masterpieces were a blend of sculptures and paintings depicting oversized animals and humans.

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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      Bogota, Colombia
      Great photo opportunities
      Wear sunscreen
      Bring money
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      Wear comfortable shoes
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      Wear warm layers

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