Teusaquillo Walking Tour in Bogota, Bogota (Self Guided)

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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Teusaquillo Walking Tour in Bogota Map

Guide Name: Teusaquillo Walking Tour in Bogota
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
Author: Tom
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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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: 6 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 16.2 km
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
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
A Tour to Cerro de Monserrate, Bogota

A Tour to Cerro de Monserrate, Bogota

Cerro de Monserrate is sometimes called the mountain-guardian of Bogota and has been a place of religious pilgrimage since colonial times. Due to its outstanding surrounding beauties, it became a natural, religious and gastronomic attraction, accessible by a walking path, cable car or funicular. On the way up, there are also several attractions such as Iglesia Nuestra Señora de las Aguas and Casa...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.7 km
Religious Tour in Bogota

Religious Tour in Bogota

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
Architecture Walk in Bogota

Architecture Walk in Bogota

Bogota is quite a city for an architectural experience. Not only did it preserve its architectural and historic heritage, it also managed to maintain most of its colonial buildings and structures in rather good shape, so one can really enjoy their interesting and imposing styles. Take this tour and discover Bogota's architectural jewels.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km

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Whether you are in Bogota for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Bogota has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Bogota, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.