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Parque Central Simon Bolivar

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Address: Calle 63 no. 57-71, Bogota, Colombia
Phone Number: 57 1 3115955
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Largest park in the city

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dirty and seedy

the graffiti in this park is terrible. a young person hang out. walk thru it and that is it not much else to say

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

the graffiti in this park is terrible. a young person hang out. walk thru it and that is it not much else to say

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

There are various parts of the Simon Bolivar park. I have seen parque de los novios and the main Central Park. Both are full of trees and greenery. They have many vendors to buy food from places to bike/walk/run, concerts and a lake to go on a boat ride, peddle boats or canoes. It's a great place to relax with... More 

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Naples, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very impressive square and not too crowded. But a few beggars and pigeons everywhere. On a pedestrian walkway so a great walking place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Parque was listed on every tourist site I read, so I visited it. It was teeming with people, vendors, even a man who laid on broken glass. I enjoyed the architecture and walking by the president's house and offices, but all in all, it was a disappointment.

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Villavicencio, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We went to the park on Sunday of a 3 day holiday weekend. There were tons of people but the park never seemed to fell overcrowded. We spent a couple of hours are walked completely around the large lake in the center enjoying all the sights and sounds of the park, There were tons of food vendors both inside and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spent New Year's Eve here and I will just say there is nothing better than spending it outdorrs while listening to live music and seeing a great fireworks show. The music, the people and the plaza were all memeorable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is the page for the park, not for the plaza in the center ( both Simon bolivar) . The park is nice, it is big and has water, good to people watch or relax with friends. In August there are lots of kites so that Is a plus

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Burnaby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I took a taxi from our hotel and visited the Central Park. What a wonderful day to see how those that live in Bogotá enjoy their Sundays. It had a big lake in the middle and all sorts of places to picnic. Who's just a wonderful cultural experience to see how people lived his families on a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It is worth seeing the statue of Bolivar, since he is so important historically. Otherwise, very average.

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Lima, Peru
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I was frankly disappointed when I arrived to the main square. The whole place looked neglected, dirty and there was a fair going on. There was graffiti in Bolivar's monument and a portable toilet in the middle of it all.

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