Uncover the secrets kept on the street walls of Bogotá! The Street Art Tour will allow you to meet and learn about young artists, and the meanings, colors, textures, images and symbols embodied in a variety of beautiful pieces of street art.
What to Expect
You start at El Chorro de Quevedo, where you will be able to see some of the first urban art interventions in La Candelaria neighborhood. You will walk through the historic center of the city, appreciating pieces of different artists in alleys, colorful streets, facades of colonial houses, ancient buildings, squares and walls.
The path will lead you to the Universidades Transmilenio station, where you will take a metro bus tour through the Avenida El Dorado, one of the main streets of the city, exclusively destined to accommodate the largest pieces of urban art in town, a landmark that pleases both locals and tourists. This route will show you the work of the best exponents of street art, who supported by the mayoralty, are working on infrastructure projects embellishing huge walls, abandoned buildings and bridges.
Arriving at Central Cemetery of Bogotá, continue by foot, walking through the traditional sector of Teusaquillo, which hosts various theatres and cultural and artistic spaces until you reach the "Casa del MAL". MAL Crew, is a collective of visual artists focused on the intervention in public spaces and artistic community work.
You end your day in the studio and workshop of the MAL Crew, where you will know the history behind the artists and their urban art groups told by themselves, as they share with you their techniques, themes of inspiration, and various social, political, and cultural messages their street artwork represents. There you'll meet Fonso, a recognized graffiti writer and tattoo artist, who will offer you a snack and cup of coffee while teach you the basics of silk-screen, one of the the many techniques which he specializes. You will have the chance to get a sample of the work to take home.
- Private transportation from/to your hotel or any drop off point
- English speaking professional guide