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Bogotá: Egipto Graffiti Tour with Local Guide

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Take an authentic tour around the Egipto district and learn about the once-troubled history of this place. See amazing street art and meet local artists.

Highlights

  • Interact with local residents and learn the history of the place from former gang members
  • Get away from the main tourist haunts of Bogotá for a more authentic experience
  • Join a tour with a local guide who knows everything about the area's culture and history

Description

Meet your guide in the Chorro de Quevedo Square in the center of the Candelaria neighborhood to begin the tour. First, you'll get introduced to some of the local history before starting off at 10th Street, the artery of Bogota’s Egipto neighborhood. The street curves up a steep hillside, drawing an invisible border between the bustling La Candelaria and what was, until the early 2000s, the site of some of the most violent gang activity. From there, you will walk up into Egipto, the second oldest neighborhood in Bogota. See what a comuna looks like and admire some of the best views in the city while learning about its troubled past and changes made thanks to art and tourism. While walking among the streets and corridors of Egipto, your enthusiastic guide will explain about the graffiti that began to be painted in the 19990s on the winding streets of the neighborhood, as a way of expressing the anger, the wishes and the memories that the locals experienced in their lives. You will understand all the meanings behind each expression of art. Continue walking up the hills, interacting with locals, and visiting the most important places such as a small school for local children. Move on to the community’s central square, formerly used as the gangs’ gathering spot. Here you will hear the former gang members rap their life story. Before returning to the drop-off point, you will have learned all the positive changes made to transform what was once one of the most dangerous communities in South America into a symbol of perseverance.

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