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Address: Caracas, Venezuela
Description: Four statues of women, one at each corner of this plaza named for Simon...
Four statues of women, one at each corner of this plaza named for Simon Bolivar, represent the four original republics of Gran Colombia: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
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Main square in the historical centre

This square is one of the main points of interest in the old town of Caracas. I came fully expecting a very unsafe place but was pleasantly surprised. I felt quite comfortable... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Plaza Bolivar was a nice trip when I was young. There were some random food post around the square, a few store nearby, old people feeding pigeons and squirrels. It was a cool place to do some down time just enjoying the view. Now is mostly fill with junk stuff sellers, people running and thrashing about, and it's in a... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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984 attraction reviews
1,025 helpful votes 1,025 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This square is one of the main points of interest in the old town of Caracas. I came fully expecting a very unsafe place but was pleasantly surprised. I felt quite comfortable walking around and taking pics (albeit with a healthy level of paranoia).

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Caraballeda, Venezuela
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the many points of interest in Caracas. However not as interesting as some other places, the plaza bolivar is huge, has a statue of Bolívar and free wifi. If you are going downtown, you will probably pass by it anyway, since it is close to other points of interest such as the birth house of Bolívar.

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Marquette, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Well i went looking for the hotel catedral but it was no longer a hotel and was occupied...the cerveza i found helped my calm down and i took a look aroound...the park around the plaza is dreamy..music..cadets practicing ..Vendors con mi favorito arepas con machada..The Simon Bolivar Horse statue and wall are right in sight the whole day...Long remember President... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

The zone where the Plaza is located and the Plaza itself are quite nice. The plaza has a beautiful equestrian statue of Simon Bolivar. If the area were not so dangerous, it would be a nice place to relax with family or friends.

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Caracas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Simply one of the most unsafe places in Caracas. Every "malandro" in town hangs out there. Visitors are accosted regularly. A real red zone.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

It has been taken for political activities by the ruling socialist party, can get a good glimpse of what is Venezuela nowadays

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trujillo
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

hello man were are you come back togheter and versuality da lucha and my perpectivicus please not help de algun only best de virgot momyta plaese that concurrence is fool but this your wanet the bissneesssss the cool bet is dude poinT

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Prague, Czech Republic
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103 reviews 103 reviews
36 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The plaza is attractive as are some colonial buildings but be on your guard all the time!!!

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Oakland, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

It was a very nice, and peaceful place to stroll and/or sit and relax in the cool air.

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