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“A very cute Plaza Bolivar” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Bolivar

Plaza Bolivar
Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: Of note in this historical plaza are four statues representing the original republics of Gran Colombia.
Qormi, Malta
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“A very cute Plaza Bolivar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

When you got to Plaza Bolivar make sure you visit Casa de Angostura and ask for Diego Stanley. He's a University student who is in love with history and he will explain everything about Venezuela and South America. It's a very good start to a South American journey.

Visited October 2012
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Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela
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“Ciudad Bolivar - former capital of Gran Colombia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

It was founded with the name Angostura in 1764, renamed in 1846, Angostura´s bitter was created there, but the manufacturer moved to Trinidad and Tobago. Ciudad Bolívar's historic center is well preserved, with original rebuild colonial buildings around the Plaza Bolívar. It lies at the Orinoco River, and there was build the firts bridge over Orinoco in 1967 (now is a second one in Puerto Ordaz). Ciudad Bolivar, at the time was called "Angostura", was the capital of "Gran Colombia" in 1819, This short-lived republic included the territories of present-day Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Panama, northern Peru and northwest Brazil.

There´s a very interesting city tour guided by an very friendly French woman called Claudine, who speaks Spanish, English and French, and she know all about the history of the city, you can also take a boat trip on Orinoco, and a Canaima / Angel fall tour from its airport

Visited March 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Quiet colonial-era plaza in sleepy town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Plaza Bolivar in Ciudad Bolivar is small quiet place in the heart of old Ciudad Bolivar. It has lovely surroundings and nice statues. In the middle, the great Bolivar overlooks the plaza, with ladies representing each state he freed during the independence war in the "corners" of the plaza. The place is nice and clean and almost empty. It´s nice to chill around, relax and enjoy the sleepy atmosphere of the plaza.

We took it easy and took our time there - so we easily spent about 20-30 minutes wandering around, making photos and resting.

Visited November 2011
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