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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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European-style Plaza

Somewhat underused when we were there, but nothing says "Major city" like a grand plaza and in Bogota, this is it. Llamas abound, pigeons everywhere, people selling trinkets.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Somewhat underused when we were there, but nothing says "Major city" like a grand plaza and in Bogota, this is it. Llamas abound, pigeons everywhere, people selling trinkets.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

fantastic place to go and play some soccer. The lake offers some activities, there are some ducks and is big enough to spend a couple of hours there.

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Santa Maria, RS
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It is a large park, surrounded by the city. There is a lake in the center and almost no further attractions. I expected at least, some place serving a good Colombian coffee. It deserved a better cleaning.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This plaza or square is where rallies, protests, presentations, and gatherings occur. It is a short walk for the President to come here and speak. It is a quiet place to rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is the hub of the old city. It is surrounded on all four sides by buildings that hold volumes of Columbian history. The plaza is more of a navigation point than a destination, unless you are a pigeon.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

WE loved this area, too. Lots of people watching, local food. Just watch out for all of the pigeons. They sell food for them here, so they are everywhere. hundreds. But the plaza is still nice to see and take great photos of these historical buildings. Watch further and you will see the Presidential Palace and more.

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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 via mobile

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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