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Bogotá Political History Free Tour
Activities in Bogotá

Bogotá Political History Free Tour

  • Free
  • English English
  • 3 hours

Colombia's past and present come together in this free tour of Bogotá's political history. You'll discover places that have marked the country's recent history. 

Bogotá Political History Tour

We'll meet in front of Bogotá's Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) at the selected time and set off on our tour through the city centre. Are you ready to take a trip to the city's darkest past? First we'll stop at the Palace of Justice where we'll learn about the guerrillas and the 1985 siege.

Then we'll head to the Casa de Nariño, the official residence of the president of Colombia, and we'll find out what the locals think of the country's current leader, Iván Duque. We'll also visit the Jorge Eliecer Gaitan Monument, a political leader who was murdered in the street.

During the tour, we'll learn all about one of Bogotá's biggest issues: drug cartels. As we walk through the Parque Santander park, we'll find out all about the most violent episodes of the national fight against drug trafficking, many of them starring the infamous Pablo Escobar

We'll pass through the Ministry of Agriculture on our way to the San Agustín Cloister, the seat of the Senate during the 20th century. The last stop on the free guided tour will be at the Colón Theatre, where the Peace Agreement was signed in 2016. 

Our three-hour long tour will end here.

Important Information

The minimum age for the activity is 16 years old.

Price

Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.

More Information

Duration

3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Ticket

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.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not advisable for people with reduced mobility).

Free!

Meeting point

Museo del Oro (Gold Museum).

Cancellations

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.