Weird and wonderful Bogota, a walking tour

There is so much street life in Bogota that at times it feels a bit overwhelming. The old colonial district of La Candelaria and the business district that stretches around it are fascinating places to walk: there are street performers doing some truly odd acts, loads of interesting street art, endless street vendors selling just about everything you can imagine and a sea of people going about their business.

The street life both defines Bogota and defies the all to common stereotypes of the city as a drug-fuelled, crime-filled, danger zone. I love it and I hope these photos give a clue as to why…

Street art, Bogota, Colombia

Street art, Bogota, Colombia

Street art, Bogota, Colombia

Street art, Bogota, Colombia

Building, Bogota, Colombia

Building, Bogota, Colombia

Musicians, Bogota, Colombia

Musicians, Bogota, Colombia

Restaurant in La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

Restaurant in La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

Protester in Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia

Protester in Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia

Sculpture, Bogota, Colombia

Sculpture, Bogota, Colombia

Stall selling sweats and phone calls, Bogota, Colombia

Stall selling sweats and phone calls, Bogota, Colombia

Food stall, Bogota, Colombia

Food stall, Bogota, Colombia

Street performers, Bogota, Colombia

Street performers, Bogota, Colombia

Protest in Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia

Protest in Plaza Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia

Puppeteer, Bogota, Colombia

Puppeteer, Bogota, Colombia

Coconut seller, Bogota, Colombia

Coconut seller, Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

Bogota, Colombia

Plant pot street art, Bogota, Colombia

Plant pot street art, Bogota, Colombia

Car as corner shop, Bogota, Colombia

Car as corner shop, Bogota, Colombia

Street art, Bogota, Colombia

Street art, Bogota, Colombia

Religious window, Bogota, Colombia

Religious window, Bogota, Colombia

10 thoughts on “Weird and wonderful Bogota, a walking tour

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    • I think you’ll really like Bogota. It reminded me of La Paz in some ways, no bowler hats but the street life is just as entertaining. Really good night life as well, but a lot more expensive than Bolivia.

  5. Oh, wow. I love this, too. What amazing images. I feel like I’m there, and want to be there. The artwork was awesome!

    p.s. Sorry I’ve been out of touch for a while. Love your stuff. Just been busy!

    • Thanks, that’s really appreciated. I know what you mean, I’ve been finding it difficult to keep up with the blogs I really enjoy, travelling and poor internet access don’t help! Best, Paul

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