Discover the capital of Colombia with this free tour of Bogota, in the foothills of the Andes and the third largest city in America. And even better, it's free!
Free Tour of Bogota
Meeting in the heart of Bogota, we'll begin our free tour of the historic centre of Colombia's capital, letting you in on its most surprising secrets.
We'll visit the outside of the most emblematic monuments in the city, and tour all its most important corners, discovering the stories and history in the streets of Bogota. In the Plazoleta del Rosario we'll learn about the history of its statue, paying homage to Gonzalo Jiménez de Quezada who founded the city in his search for “El Dorado”.
We'll appreciate the perfectly preserved state of the colonial architecture in the square, and hear the story of the evolution of the metropolis since its founding in 1583. The tour heads to Plaza de Bolívar, the most famous in Bogota, dedicated to Simón Bolívar, who won independence for Colombia in 1819, despite a dramatic attempt to assassinate him. We'll show you where, when, and how the attempt took place.
You're sure to be fascinated by the monuments which can be found in the city, such as the National Capital and The Primatial Cathedral of Bogota with its stunning neoclassical detail. And the tour will take you as far as the Plazoleta del Chorro Quevedo, known as the exact point around which Bogota grew, and a corner of the city full of myth, legend, and even magic...
Our free tour will finish around the García Márquez Cultural Centre.
You Decide the Price
All our guides work exclusively for tips from their guests. At the end of the tour you decide what the service deserves.
- On this free tour we will not head inside any monuments, rather visiting them from the outside.
- It is not possible to take this free tour if you are a group of more than 6.
- Children should come accompanied by an adult, with a maximum of three children per adult
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Bogotá local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
Plazoleta del Rosario.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.