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Make time for a street art walk in Bogota

If you arrive by plane to Bogota during the daytime, then make your way to the Candelaria or Chapinero neighborhoods, along that drive, you’ll notice that Bogota has a uniquely impressive collection of graffiti and talented artists. If you’re only in the city for a short amount of time, leave room in your schedule for a street art walk in Bogota.

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Bogota's Candelaria neighborhood is an art gallery

The Candelaria is the old part of Bogota. Narrow streets, hidden coffee shops, big government buildings, art museums in old mansions. Not only will you find many art galleries there, but the streets themselves host an equally impressive collection of rotating art exhibits.

I stayed at Hotel Casa Deco when I was in Bogota. It’s right in the middle of the Candelaria neighborhood. Easy walking access to all of the museums and great restaurants. Also surrounded by street art in every direction. It’s got great internet, too. I did one of my weekly livestreams from the rooftop terrace. I liked it so much, I stayed an extra day. You can find it on Booking here: Hotel Casa Deco

How to find graffiti walking tours of Bogota.

You can enjoy the art simply walking around. But a lot of it makes cultural and geographic references, touches on current Colombian politics, and connects to very specific historical events. If you get a good tour guide, you will learn so much about Colombia through art on the streets of Bogota.

Click the following link to checkout a list of Bogota graffiti walking tours listed on Tripadvisor

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