Learn about the impressive history of a group of locals from the Egipto neighborhood in Bogotá. Deciding to leave their past behind they started showing tourists their streets filled with artwork that tells the neighborhood’s history. Tourism has formed a real alternative for their personal and professional development and opened the doors for a brighter future.

Leave in the morning to El Chorro de Quevedo in the city center where you will meet one of the project leaders to start a walk through the colorful streets of La Candelaria until you reach Nuestra Señora de Egipto, the church located at the entrance of Barrio Egipto. Visit the Calle Real or Royal Street, with its cobble-stoned streets and colorful colonial houses. Then stop at El Cuadrado, a central point that in the past was a strategic place for control over the territory for the gangs and today it is painted with pictures that tell you about the history and new values of the people. Walking uphill through the colorful streets of the neighborhood, you will notice how much the area has changed and transformed into a place of hope, peace, and culture. Your guide will let you about the meanings and stories behind the painted murals. Reach the hills where the modest houses of the local guides and their families are and see a football field that was constructed for the children of the district thanks to this transformation project. Return to the hotel. 

DURATION:  4 hours.