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Tuesday, 05 May 2009 00:00
For the purpose of inviting local and international visitors to take an in-depth look at the cultural treasures of Bogota’s historical center, the city’s Tourism Institute designed a tourist walking tour as a complementary service of the Tourist Information Point (PIT, by its Spanish acronym) located on the first floor of the Palacio Liévano (corner of Carrera 8 and Calle 10).
Downtown of Bogota
The tours begin twice a day, at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, from Monday to Sunday, and are totally free of charge.
The tours are conducted by professional guides from the Tourism Police, who aside from ensuring the safety of participants, take pride in describing the sights to the smallest detail. Included in the sightseeing are the small plaza of Chorro de Quevedo, the Santa Clara Church Museum, the Mutis Astronomical Observatory, the Bolívar Plaza, the Environmental Axis, the Hermitage of the Third Order, the Journalist’s Park, and the Torres del Parque apartment complex.
The only requirement for enjoying this program is to register previously at the Tourist Information Point: in person, by phone: +57 (1) 283-7115, or by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.
The Bogotá walking tours are an excellent opportunity for becoming acquainted with the history of the Colombian capital. A characteristic that makes this service special is the fact that the guides are trained to adapt their discourse to specific publics: children, families, English-speaking tourists, senior citizens, disabled people, and youths.