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Plaza Bolivar

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
Description: This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the...
This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.
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Small-Group Historical Segway Tour in Cartagena

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We ended up here at least 4-5 times during our explorations of the Old City as part of our visit in mid-May. It's biggest draw may be that it's shady and (comparatively) cool. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ended up here at least 4-5 times during our explorations of the Old City as part of our visit in mid-May. It's biggest draw may be that it's shady and (comparatively) cool. The fountains are nice and the people watching is fantastic. We often found ourselves sitting in the benches on the shade enjoying the dulces and fruit that... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The center of the Plaza features a statue of its namesake ..there are benches ,venders, and nicely landscaped grounds..We sat and rested and attracted a flock of pigeons..

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It was cute and picturesque, but is very small. Worth a brief visit. The statue of Simon Bolivar is beautiful, good for photo opps.

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florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This adorable little plaza which is in front of the Palacio de la Inquisicion holds the statue of Simon Bolivar. It also has wi-if hit spots for those that need to check their emails or upload pictures

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We went on a Saturday night and caught a few minutes of the traditional dancing. It was nice and the energy was vibrant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very nice, charming square with trees, where you may take a rest on a bench and marvel old Cartagena. The centralpalce of the old town.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Historic statue of Bolivar in the middle. Streets around the edges have some amazing old buildings, green park. A lovely change from the streets and all the buildings (although they are very cool too).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Cartagena can be a very hot city. When you are walking around the old city, you can want to stop a few minutes in the shadow of the trees of Plaza Bolivar.

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's a statue of Bolivar in a small park in Old Town. Not much unusual about it. All the tour groups will walk through if you stay long enough here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

this is a lovely shady square with nice benches to sit and rest weary feet, hard to believe this is where they executed people at the time of the inquisition, quite a few street vendors but after a firm no we were left alone to enjoy the birdsong in the trees.

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