Teusaquillo Walking Tour (Self Guided), Bogota

This tour can be rather surprising for someone living outside Latin America. If you want to expand you knowledge and impressions about what Bogota is like, please join us on our regional tour of Teusaquillo and enjoy alluring public gardens, famous landmarks and all the small, pretty sites in between them.
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Guide Name: Teusaquillo Walking Tour
Guide Location: Colombia » Bogota (See other walking tours in Bogota)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.0 Km or 3.7 Miles
Author: Tom
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Galerias Commercial Center
  • Estadio El Campín
  • Ciudad Universitaria de Bogota
  • Complexo Acuático do Parque Simón Bolívar
  • Biblioteca Pública Virgilio Barco
  • Parque de Diversiones Salitre Magico
  • Jardin Botánico de Bogotá
Galerias Commercial Center

1) Galerias Commercial Center

Galerias Commercial Center represents a big shopping center, where one can find anything from food and drinks to all sorts and brands of clothes and shoes. The center is quite popular among local youth for its small cafes and bars. It is located in the Teusaquillo district of Bogota.
Estadio El Campín

2) Estadio El Campín

Nemesio Camacho "El Campin" Stadium is the main stadium of Bogota, Colombia. It is the home ground of the Independiente Santa Fe and Millonarios association football teams. The name Campin comes from a modification of the word "camping" because the area where the stadium currently stands was formerly a camping zone. It entered service as a football stadium just in time to host the first national club tournament and also to host the Bolivarian Games of 1938. Its actual capacity is of 44.000 seated spectators. This stadium is one of the eight stadiums that will participate in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Colombia.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ciudad Universitaria de Bogota

3) Ciudad Universitaria de Bogota

The University City of Bogota (Spanish: Ciudad Universitaria de Bogota, CUB), also known as the White City (Spanish: Ciudad Blanca), is the flagship campus of the National University of Colombia system, located in the locality of Teusaquillo, in Bogota, Colombia. It is the largest campus in Colombia, with an extension of 1,200,000 m2 (300 acres) and a constructed area of 308,541 m2 (76.242 acres), making it an ample campus with several green areas, open spaces and pedestrian paths. Among its buildings there are 17 which have been declared national monuments and, as a whole, it is a representation of the last 60 years of architecture in Colombia.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Complexo Acuático do Parque Simón Bolívar

4) Complexo Acuático do Parque Simón Bolívar (must see)

The Aquatic Complex Simon Bolivar is an important sports centre in Bogota. It is attached to Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, next to Parque de Los Novios that integrates the structure through large windows facing the lake, which was one of the concepts used by architect Arias Serna Saravia. The complex comprises a diving pool five feet deep, an Olympic 50 m pool with a training area in the last half of the pool, and finally a children's pool.
Biblioteca Pública Virgilio Barco

5) Biblioteca Pública Virgilio Barco (must see)

Housed by a three-storeyed building, the public library "Virgilio Barco" is one of the most popular libraries among the residents of the adjacent regions. The library has a vast collection of books for all ages starting with preschool. It has all the up-to-date multimedia technologies. The territory of the library is very picturesque with many green zones and several cafes.
Parque de Diversiones Salitre Magico

6) Parque de Diversiones Salitre Magico

Equally loved by families and youth, Salitre Magico Amusement Park is the place where locals spend their leisure time. The park is famous for its carousels and for theme-days organized throughout the year. A joyful and cheerful atmosphere is guaranteed for each visitor.
Jardin Botánico de Bogotá

7) Jardin Botánico de Bogotá (must see)

The Bogota Botanical Garden, aka José Celestino Mutis Botanical Garden (Spanish: Jardin Botánico de Bogotá), is Colombia's biggest botanical garden, located in Bogotá. It features greenhouses in which plants from every Colombian region, altitude and climate are exhibited. Among other curiosities, it includes the biggest aquatic Amazonian flower and the Palma de cera, the Colombian national tree. The municipally owned park has an artificial waterfall and labs for studying plants and flowers. It also has public services such as a library and a tourist information desk.
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Bogota, Colombia

Create Your Own Walk in Bogota

Create Your Own Walk in Bogota

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bogota is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bogota Famous Museums, Part 1

Bogota Famous Museums, Part 1

Bogota is clearly not just about museums, as there is loads to see that is rich in Colombian history and culture. Worth visiting are the Gold and Emerald Museums, to get a look at the country's treasuries, to browse through its history at the Museum of the 20th of July and Museum of the 19th Century. You will be somewhat taken aback at the Police History Museum, where you can see highly...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Bogota Famous Museums, Part 2

Bogota Famous Museums, Part 2

Bogota is quite rich in museums, many of them related to its national cultural heritage. It is worth visiting the Regional Costume Museum to observe Colombian ethnic garments and the Botero Museum in order to appreciate the artist's unique "obese" style. It is also nice to see the Colonial Art Museums to embrace Colombian art diversity, and the Archaeology and Bogota Museums to view...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Historical Religious Sites

Historical Religious Sites

Religion has always played an important role in the history of Bogota, and Columbia in general. The sumptuous churches of Bogota are true architectural marvels of a great historical value. All in all, they are well worth your attention, so do spare some time to take the religious tour of Colombian capital.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Bogota Shopping Tour

Bogota Shopping Tour

Bogota is so rich in authentic shopping that it's almost mind-boggling when trying to decide what to buy first! Colombia is famous for gold and emerald products, very specifically and recognizably designed national clothes, pottery, accessories and other crafts. Bogota's historic district, La Candelaria, has many markets, shopping galleries and little shops, so be prepared to do some...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Bogota without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Bogota, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 4 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.6 Km or 6 Miles
Cerro de Monserrate Tour

Cerro de Monserrate Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 Km or 4.8 Miles

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