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Plaza Bolivar

Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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Small-Group Historical Segway Tour in Cartagena
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Ranked #14 of 37 Attractions in Cartagena
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Cartagena gets hot, really hot, so this this beautiful plaza with its thick canopy of trees is a welcomed reprieve from the heat as you tour the city

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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274 reviews 274 reviews
107 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This is across from the inquisition museum. Well maintained and clean. Also shady which is a must here. A good central spot to visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

If you're lucky, you might find a seat amongst the locals as they chat, make out and generally while away the time in this shady oasis, far from the throngs (OK, perhaps not that far. Cartagena is quite a compact town). On the door step of the Museo del Oro y Arqueología and the Palacio de la Inquisicion, not far... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My title tells you what you're in for. On the other hand, the sheer amount of great people-watching here makes it worthwhile to grab a shaved ice and find a park bench to sit and soak it all in. Moreover, the statute of Simon Bolivar is pretty impressive too.

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Delray Beach, FL
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125 reviews 125 reviews
37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After having to make several detours to avoid raw sewage in the street, this was a darn oasis. There were plenty of benches and the locals seemed to be having a good time. I didn't sense any hostility nor were we pestered by vendors, a welcome difference between this and some other areas. To foliage even managed to cut some... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is an Authentic Cartagenian Plaza, vibrant atmosphere ,mixture of locals chatting about all latest news and tourists wondering about! Locals meet here to play chest and domino ,also dancing or selling tropical fruits or talking about Baseball or Boxing ! Not to be missed...

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Pretty park, lots of fountains and seating. Very nice place to rest and enjoy the local people. Great views, felt safe

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The park is very lovely, and based on its location is a great place to gain your bearings while inside the walled city. It is near museums, shops, bars, and restaurants. It an be very busy mid day and since it isn't to large it looks very hectic at time. Worth a visit and good place to people watch and... More 

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Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Pretty Plaza in the old of Cartagena. This is a good place to rest for a bit after you have been walking around for a while.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is always something happening there. Entertainment as well as the locals. Great buzz about the square. That is just what it should be.

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