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Plaza de Bolivar

Between Carreras 7 and 8 at Calle 10, Bogota, Colombia
+57 300 2675545
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Famous square marking a historic turning point in Colombia's colonial past.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Between Carreras 7 and 8 at Calle 10, Bogota, Colombia
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+57 300 2675545
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"government buildings"
in 46 reviews
"big square"
in 11 reviews
"important buildings"
in 17 reviews
"historical square"
in 7 reviews
"supreme court"
in 13 reviews
"the congress"
in 14 reviews
"presidential house"
in 7 reviews
"main square"
in 7 reviews
"great architecture"
in 10 reviews
"street vendors"
in 11 reviews
"take pictures"
in 13 reviews
"simon bolivar"
in 11 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"botero museum"
in 12 reviews
"pigeons"
in 186 reviews
"parliament"
in 11 reviews
"palace"
in 31 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice place, nice architecture, you could find some treasures like the couple that has nearly 80 years old dancing in there, puppets, paintings, food of all kind, is a place that you should visit, even you could find aliens in there and people telling...More

Thank Daniel P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was raining when I visited but was well worth the time. I loved the architecture of the buildings. Walk around here, get lost and take your time.

Thank Bretana27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some time ok I would never recomend to visit this place but couple of weeks ago I was there and it was a nice surprise. The access streets are very clean, the city has done a deep cleaning on all the buildings around and it...More

Thank Ricardo C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Bogota you should definitely try your best to make it to the plaza. Not only is it a historical place to be, but the neighborhood around this area is great for exploring. Just be aware of your belongings as this is...More

Thank Angela Y
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely square with 4 very different buildings on all 4 sides. Just down from the Museo Botero and round the corner from the Gold museum and the coins museum.

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you do not know the history behind it, and are not going to want to learn it, you are just walking into a concrete slab with government building around it. Be open to learn the politics and history of the Plaza and you will...More

Thank orlandog409
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

It's the main square in the historical part of the city so, it's a must see, I would recommend everyone to visit the place, one of the best places to see in the city! .

Thank Tam A
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

A must see attraction is bogota. Very nice little shops, restaurants and museums around it! Bask in the Colombian culture

Thank Ciara L
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

A large square surrounded by government buildings and the cathedral. It is walking distance to the Gold Museum, Botero Museum, Presidential Palace and the Church of San Augustin. There are also some pretty narrow streets leading away from the square which have cafes and shops....More

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

This should be your first stop in Bogotá. The square is surrounded by historical buildings; the Palace of Justice is located on the northern edge and the National Capitol in the south. The Primary Cathedral of Bogotá and the Liévano Palace, seat of the mayor...More

Thank Maxx C
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