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Plaza Bolivar

Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #14 of 41 Attractions in Cartagena
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.
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Helsingborg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Go there in the evening and watch great bands who play and dance. Do not forget to donate them a little.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you are visiting the Inquisition Museum and the Claver church this little park which is close to both is a great place to sit down and rest in the shade. It is a nice piece of greenery in the middle of the city. Lots of things to watch while you sit back and relax in this amazing city.

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Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is really a park, which I love that is in the middle of the city which I spent many days and evenings relaxing and sometimes catching the Afro-Colombians dancing. You can get a horse and buggy ride for the park as well as try your skills with the locals playing chess. The statue of Simon de Bolivar is in... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Very busy during the day, it's a great spot to sit and rest while contemplating the facade of the church and especially of the Inquisition Museum facing it.

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Box Hill, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This plaza, opposite the Cathedral and outside the museum is an oasis in the city, with massive trees for shade and a fountain to provide some cooling. It was clearly a popular meeting place for lovers.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This is another pretty little plaza in the old town of Cartagena. This time with seats provided and plenty of trees to keep the sun away. A big statue of Bolivar is in the centre. A good place to rest for a bit after you've been walking around for a while.

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

On one of the benches of the plaza we found this unique professor who's name is Federico Herrera de Avila. He is a great historian. He is informative and extremely knowledgable on e history of this great city. The cheese arepas that' the street vendors sell are delicious. The fruit vendors also add a typical touch to the atmosphere.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Interesting scenery, vendors and people watching all around. Nice historic area with beautifully colored buildings

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is a busy place full of people going in all directions, merchants selling fruits, palms provide nice shade. Central spot - close to museums, restaurants, major sights.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

yes, cartagena is hot and humid. after walking around old town and soaking up all the sights, find your way to this excellent little plaza for a seat on a bench in the shade while sipping on a fruit juice bought from one of the nearby vendors. good people watching spot as well.

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