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Cute square in the middle of the Old town

Plaza Bolivar is a small but beautiful square in Casco Viejo. The central monument is naturally to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
B1714D
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Belgrade, Serbia
Focal point of old colonial Panama

Statue of Simon Bolivar, El Liberator, who overthrew the Spanish in colonial South America. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MaxwellWade
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Newfoundland, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza Bolivar is a small but beautiful square in Casco Viejo. The central monument is naturally to the great liberator Simon Bolivar, surrounded with greenery and trees. There were two cafes on the side in a shade perfect for a drink to enjoy the beauty....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Statue of Simon Bolivar, El Liberator, who overthrew the Spanish in colonial South America. The tree-lined plaza is bordered by a theatre at one end and Iglesia San Francisco de Asis church on the other. Enjoyed strolling the streets in this area that brings you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MaxwellWade
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I walked over to the Plaza Bolivar with its historic statue of Simon Bolivar, El Liberator, famous for having overthrown the reigning Spanish in colonial South America. The beautiful Iglesia San Francisco de Asis, one of the smallest but most ornate churches in the old...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 25, 2019

A pleasant place on a warm tropical day to pass the time beneath a shady umbrella with a cold beer, a snack, and thoughts of adventures to come.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Number9
Reviewed February 13, 2019 via mobile

In comparison with other squares in Campo Viejo this is rather cosy but the appeal for me is the “connection” with Simon Bolivar that reminds the traveller of all the political instability of South and Central America.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

Well maintained public plaza surrounded by numerous restored buildings. Restaurants and cafes surrounding the square offer outdoor seating and great people watching opportunities or simply to take in the charming atmosphere. Located in the heart of Casco Viejo.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank backpacker31
Reviewed January 11, 2019

The plaza is a really beautiful open space that is incredibly well maintained and kept. The cleanliness of the plaza with the statues and backdrop of the church make for a perfect picture!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 30, 2018

One of many beautiful locations in old city. Take the tour of the old city if you are in Panama - it is a wonderful place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scott R
Reviewed November 28, 2018

Walked through and read the history of the liberator of South America and Caribbean. Located is Casco Viejo. The surrounding buildings enhance the tour and ambiance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gail M
Reviewed November 21, 2018

Passed this park on our walking tour of Casco guy is there selling, try one. At noon, the restaurants start putting out their tables and umbrellas. The church is accessible and a respite from the heat.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WorldTvlerParker_CO
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