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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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Very relaxed and shady

Good place for respite on a hot day. Locals feel the same. Also in the heart of the old town. Surrounded restaurant and museums

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good place for respite on a hot day. Locals feel the same. Also in the heart of the old town. Surrounded restaurant and museums

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called by several times during a three day visit to Cartagena. On one occasion an Iguana was walking across the square. Best in the evening when there are young street performers. ...but don't be like most people. If you watch and enjoy contribute when they pass the hat round. If you can afford to come to Cartagena you can afford... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Plaza Bolivar was our favorite small square in the city. During the day it offers some very nice shade and the statue of Simon Bolivar is very impressive. While the square is generally quiet during the day, it really comes alive at night with street performers and dancers. During our stay in Cartagena was stopped by several times to enjoy... More 

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Thank MGG56
Vienna, Austria
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434 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice place to relax on a bank sitting in the shadow and eat something fro the street food sellers.

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Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure if this is always the case, but each night that I was in Cartagena there were street performers in this plaza at night- and they were great! a Michael Jackson character, some rappers & singers- very entertaining

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Stoney Creek, Ontario
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaze Bolivar is in centre of the square and surrounded by many tall trees, People congregate, socialize, sit down and relax on the benches in the square. Best visual experience was watching a mother seated on a bench with her two young children, and all three of them were hand feeding pigeons in flight who would fly to get the... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed watching some music and dacing here by local people dressing up for the tourists. Hat comes round for donations but worth supporting

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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143 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local dancers perform and pass their hat. It is fun and everyone seems to be having a good time. A nice respite after a day of touring and before one heads to dinner.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This square is tree shaded and offers a nice place to hang out on a hot day. There are food and souvenir vendors surrounding the square if you need a bottle of water. We had a band and dancers to watch one afternoon and peace and quiet the next morning. A nice spot to rest from the humidity.

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Ohio
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat on a hot and sunny day a this small plaza in the heart of Old City Cartagena, dedicated to national hero Simón Bolivar. A bronze statue of this Libertator sits in the middle of the plaza on a large stone pedestal. The guide book said this used to be called the Plaza de la Inquisicion. It earned this... More 

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