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Unique Colombian culture represents the fusion of early 16th culture of Spain and Colombia’s native civilizations. So what can be a better place to learn about it all than the capital of the country – Bogota! Explore the most important sights and neighbourhoods that uncover the past of the city.
Join us on this fantastic full one day tour over Bogota and find out more about its culture and history accompanied with your personal guide. Start your day in this wonderful city by following your guide to its historic centre.
You will walk through beautiful La Candelaria, an area composed of old neighbourhoods of La Cathdral, Egipto and La Concordia, and a declared National monument from 1963.
First on your route you will see the Chorro de Quevedo Square and pass by the Colombian Institute of Anthropology and History, a scientific and technical government institution. After a look around continue your walk to the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center, a modern addition to La Candelaria which was opened in 2008.
Afterwards walk further and take a look at Colon Theatre, the National Theatre of Colombia. It was built in the neoclassical style by the Italian architect Pietro Cantini in 1885 and inaugurated on 27 October 1892 on the occasion of the fourth centenary of the discovery of America.
On the way your professional local guide will share with you some historical and cultural facts, and answer your questions. Follow him to the next stop on the route of the full day tour and meet San Ignacio Church that was built back in 17th century. You will see how the architecture of this building combines the Italian Renaissance, Baroque styles, and the Mudejar tradition.
After admiring the beautiful construction, continue your journey to your next stop - the Plaza Bolivar, which is located in the heart of the historical area of Bogota. While walking on this plaza you will have a chance to enjoy a statue of Simon Bolivar, which was sculpted in 1846 by an Italian architect, and most importantly was the first ever public monument in the city.
Here you can find a place to rest and have a coffee break, and afterwards continue the walk to the Santa Clara Church Museum, one of Bogota's most richly decorated churches and also it's oldest.
At last reach the Monserrate Hill, which rises to 3,152 metres above the sea level and has a Sanctuary dedicated to the Monserrat Lady founded in 1640 by Don Juan de Borja.
Don’t forget to take some photos to remember on this spectacular tour and have an amazing time exploring Bogota with Servantrip!