Plaza de Santander
Plaza de Santander
3.5

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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles55 reviews
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,638 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Seems to depend when you go. During tourist season its probably a mess but in January it was very nice and not too crowded. A few street vendors. Various churches nearby and open, benches to sit on and jewelry shops. You can't miss it if you go to the Gold museum (a must) as the entrance is on one of it's sides. Would not go at night
Written January 8, 2020
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,671 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Since you are sure to visit the Gold Museum, you will see this Plaza.
This is a busy place - full of people walking,biking and skateboarding.
It is also full of vendors trying to sell all kinds of stuff to visitors.
It can be semi-tranquil later in the evening.
Written May 29, 2020
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,631 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Near the Museo de Oro entrance is Plaza de Santander. It’s a bustling area with street vendors. Don’t take photos of locals dressed in traditional garb or those holding reins of animals—unless you’re prepared to pay for the privilege of doing so. Sad commentary of poverty at the entrance of a museum housing countless wealth of gold and antiquities. It seems that many who have no other form of income gather here in hopes of getting money from “rich” tourists. I strolled about the plaza while the tour guide obtained tickets for the museum. Twice people asked to shine my shoes. Crocs don’t need shining. I did not, however, feel unsafe although I wear an eye patch due to an eye lost in an accident. Our group visited midday, so that may have been a factor. I can’t opine about safety after dark.
Written April 9, 2023
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Feches
Buenos Aires, Argentina529 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Interesting place, many thing to look in the street; be careful with your things, put your back pack in front.
Try to go too museo del oro (museum of gold).
You ca see around very beautiful architecture.
Written August 19, 2012
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,968 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This square is next to museo del oro and is full of homeless, trash, vendors, people that are just starring one to another. It's not like a safe place.
Written October 9, 2018
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,411 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Just a plaza with nothing particularly of interest. The excitement comes from the nearby gold museum and the San Francisco Church, but the plaza itself is fairly plain.
Written September 14, 2014
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Deny Z
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Family
Loved the plaza it is very Colombian style of a everyday farmers market! I recommend it! Especially for the traveler who loves to experience the way of life of the locals. Their is food stands in every corner. Fresh everyday.
Written March 26, 2013
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I enjoyed the vive here, a cacophony of street vendors, locals sitting and chatting and the parking siund of city traffic in the background. This plaza is lived in, dingy and in need of a bit of a face-lift, but it has life and character too and I liked it.
Written July 17, 2022
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ruthandvern
Wilton, CA16,052 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a hopping square. since car traffic is limited it allows skateboarders, bike riders and pedestrians to move freely between museums, the churches across the street and in the square. The day we were there a lot of vendor stands were set up, lots of souvenier shops and taxi drivers.
Written December 31, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,370 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Well used by local skateboarders this is a nice square between old and new Bogota. At one side there are modern bank buildings and the administrative building of the Gold Museum, while at the opposite edge there are the historic churches of San Francisco and Veracruz. Although officialy the square is called 'parque' there is not a lot of green and the few trees have been wrapped with electric wires, which indeed make them look pleasant after dark.
Written December 8, 2019
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