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Plaza Bolivar

Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #11 of 34 attractions in Cartagena
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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Alpine, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A great place to rest for a few minutes from your walk thru the Old City. Very pleasant with lots of shade trees.

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Grapeview, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This is a nice park with shade in the midst of the walled city. It is a great place to sit for some rest, catch a break from the hot sun, and enjoy watching the activity of people around the square.

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sacramento
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Find a bench, sit down an watch the people. Bolivar is the father of Colombia,of many other South American countries as well. Check out a cart with the sign of Arepas con Queso and enjoy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I first saw this place in the afternoon. There were about 8 or 10 tables where men were playing chess and others were watching. There were fruit sellers in brightly coloured clothes. A lively place

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Starting point for the horse carriage rides. Lovely on a Friday or Saturday night when locals stroll around. Monte Sacro is a great restaurant with views of the Plaza Bolivar.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is one of Cartagena's major plazas. We enjoyed just sitting amongst the greenery and locals watching the world go by. There are very nice retail stores in the area as well as lots of street vendors pedalling everything from ice cream to hats. It is a fun place to get the real flavor of the city.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A bit of a let down that the inquisition museum was under renovations, but interesting nonetheless. There is an entire history of how Cartagena came into existence and how it almost died and flourished.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I love the Gold Museum on Plaza Bolivar. Admission is free and it is a mini-look at some of the golden treasures of Colombia. If you are going to Bogota, it gives you just a taste of what you will see in the Gold Museum there. Unfortunately there is no gift shop, but you will see copies of the pre-Colombian... More

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Shady spot with lots of seating in the old town. Great spot to just sit a while and muster your strength for a continued foray into the rest of the old town. Most towns in South American have a plaza dedicated to the "George Washington of South America" and this one is one of the best I've seen.

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Wirral UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Located near the centre of Cartagena's old town. It is quite a small square and not dramatic in any way, but it does offer some welcome shade from the heat. The square is dominated by an impressive statue of Bolivar mounted on a high plinth. Bolivar is one of south America's most famous military and political leaders and rightfully deserves... More

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