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Plaza Bolivar

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the...

This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.

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Alive in the evening!

The plaza offers some very needed shade during the day as it is full of beautiful trees. There are benches and it is fun to buy some fruit from a vendor, sit and watch tourists go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
dgutierrez5
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Orlando, Florida

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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a colonial square where you can appreciate and learn about the typical dances of Colombia. They meet here regularly to perform. The show is free and they only collect voluntary tips.The place is surrounding by antique buildings and interesting museums . Here you can enjoy different street foods and art markets. Must visit.

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Thank Liliana G
Orlando, Florida
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The plaza offers some very needed shade during the day as it is full of beautiful trees. There are benches and it is fun to buy some fruit from a vendor, sit and watch tourists go by! In the evening a local troupe of dancers invades the small space a midst the square and will keep you entertained. Lots of... More 

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Thank dgutierrez5
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon this plaza by chance the first time and came back to it several times during our stay. The street food and fruit carts offered fresh choices. Roaming bands of entertainers would stop in and perform, pass the hat and then move on. With the heat during mid day, it boasts of many shaded benches to sit and... More 

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Thank Eileen D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make it a destination and then get there anyway your stroll takes you. There will be something beautiful to see along the way and once you get to the Plaza you can sit and relax in the shade of one of the many old trees. Once you have rested, take your pick: Museo de la Inquisicion to the West, Museo... More 

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Thank XSharp
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to sit and people-watch and get some shady relief from the hot sun. Some, one specially, lovely old trees. Imposing statue and well-kept area.

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Thank Roseanne B
Brimfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not too much to do here but people watch....we did buy some Arepes from a local vendor...for less than a dollar a piece...fried corn cheese filled evil delicious delicacies....so filling did not eat anything else till dinner!!!!

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Thank KAREN w
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can find museums near the Plaza andat night they have little shows for you to enjoy. Place is safe and many tourist are found there.

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Thank Steven E
Perth, Australia
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plaza Bolivar is a shady haven from the sun and heat. At night, a Caribbean ensemble performs with drums and dancing, drawing lot's of visitors to the park. I'd say demonstrate normal caution with the security of your belongings, there were a couple of dodgey looking people about.

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Thank GlobalRunaways
Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This plaza is central to the old town and a nice spot to sit and decide what next. Full of life, surrounded be interesting things to see, and blessed with the shade of lovely old trees. Drop by and take a load off your feet.

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Thank klimazz
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of trees and lots of people. When we were there, there was adequate seating on benches. Large statue of Simon Bolivar towards the center. Inquisition Museum on one side of the Plaza.

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