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Secrets of a Colonial Masterpiece

Secrets of a Colonial Masterpiece

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English and Spanish

About your host

I am perfectly bicultural (Colombia and USA) and am passionately knowledgable about the traditional plants, medicines, customs of the indigenous and the history of Bogotá and La Candelaria. I grew up in the house where we share the experience, truly one of the most beautiful Colonial Houses in the world. Guests will learn how to prepare fermented beverages from pineapple, enjoy an Amazonic Chai…
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What we’ll do

We will tour a 1500m2 Colonial House that includes an art gallery, a resident artist studio, gardens, rooftop look out, living and dining areas and a vacant lot with ruins. We will pick native fruits and plants: papayuela (tiny papaya), guatila (a spheric cucumber that grows on vines), mint, rosemary and other plants to make hot beverages or infuse in water. We will then concentrate in the…

What else you should know

Don't forget your camera/phone and just in case make sure to wear layers, Bogotá's weather changes quickly.

What I’ll provide

Snacks and Other
We will snack on Güatila, a native spheric cucumber consumed raw with fresh lime juice, salt and/or chili pepper. . We will have raw cacao kernels and other native snacks for you to experience.
Drinks
We will share hot and refreshing beverages like Amazonic Chai, herbal infusions and ginger/canelón/mint limeade.

Where you'll be

Our visit is confined to a huge Colonial House build in the mid 1700, that has a rooftop lookout built by the famous Colombian Architect Simon Velez in 1977. The experience is closed to the public.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Don't forget your camera/phone and just in case make sure to wear layers, Bogotá's weather changes quickly.
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garden visit
Secrets of a Colonial Masterpiece
New experience
₹2,680 per person
New experience
₹2,680 per person