Guided tour

Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

4.8 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

Bogotá: La Candelaria Graffiti & Urban Art Guided Tour

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

From US$ 11.02 per person

Discover graffiti and urban art in Bogotá's La Candelaria district on a guided walking tour. Learn about the cultural context behind the art, its history, and the challenges artists face today.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 2.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Feast your eyes on the work of talented street artists like 3 Manos and Ledania
  • Enjoy a brief introduction to the socio-political context of graffiti production
  • Hear thoughtful local insight into the murals that might otherwise be missed
  • Pass by locations like La Concordia’s vibrant market and the Journalist’s Park
  • Savor a local treat with a delicious cup of coca leaf tea at Café Herencia
Full description

See Colombia’s history as told by its street art on this guided walking tour of Bogotá. Find out why Bogotá has become prominent the world of spray painting as you admire its impressive murals. Stop at a local café along the way to try a coca leaf tea. 

Meet your guide in the Chorro de Quevedo Square. Walk thorugh the heart of the La Candelaria district. Go through an overview of the city’s iconic spray-painting works as you stroll along streets packed with graffiti art.

Immerse yourself in how artists retell the story of their indigenous ancestry and its relation to the city. Get to know the work of local artists such as Carlos Trilleras, Wosnan, Ocio 4, and 3 Manos.

Pass by La Concordia’s vibrant market and the Journalist’s Park. Each of these places have been meeting points and a melting pot of ideas and influences which have been key in defining the identity of Bogota’s downtown and the ideas street artists display in their work.

View graffiti authored by women and hear about their role in the propagation of this art. Uncover artists like Bastardilla, Vera, and Ledania. Finish your tour by tasting a coca leaf tea at Café Herencia, a coffee shop that works and supports local artists

  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Socio-political context of street art
  • Visit to several graffiti in Bogota’s downtown
  • Colombian tea tasting
  • All risk insurance
  • An umbrella in case of rain
  • Transportation

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet us next to the fountain by the yellow umbrella in Plaza del Chorro de Quevedo every day at 10am and 2pm.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • We will provide an umbrella in case it rains
  • Do not walk away from the group
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 17 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Value for money
  • Service

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Great guide with passion for the artists and their work in his own neighbourhood. Connecting the works with the native cosmology and the environmental movement was revelatory. Highly recommended if you want to delve deeper into what makes the street artists in Colombia unique in the expression of their culture and concerns.

November 23, 2022

November 29, 2022

Very nice staff, easy to meet up, lots of cool things to see. Fun chatting with folks. However, tour was on the short side, suggested gratuity was high for Colombia, we walked by a LOT of street art without any comment on it. Maybe nice for somebody unfamiliar / uncomfortable with the area, but Candelaria is plenty safe during daytime. If you join the tour, plan at least a couple of hours to wander the fascinating area on your own afterwards.

Read more

August 27, 2022

Product ID: 415926