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

  1. Great little post. I really enjoyed the photos.

  2. Nice! I’m really looking forward to visiting Bogota in a few months time.

    1. 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.

  3. 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!

    1. 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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