Plaza Bolivar
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Four statues of women, one at each corner of this plaza named for Simon Bolivar, represent the four original republics of Gran Colombia: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
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  • mrc282
    United States5,822 contributions
    main square in Caracas
    this is probably the most important square in Caracas. most visitors will start their sightseeing from here. fun fact, there are some black squirrels on the trees at the square. there is also a insta-worthy street near the square covered by red umbrellas. i started my walk from National Pantheon. then continue walking for the next 3 hours from National Pantheon to Plaza Bolivar and surrounding government buildings, on to the Eyes of Chavez, then the Theatre District. following that, I head towards the La Candelaria parish, and before ending my walk at the Museum District. I think it is fine to walk by yourself if you stay alert 100% of the time. There are a lot of locals out and about on Sunday, and there are also National Guards and policemen around the blocks. Caracas is undeniably gritty, and I find the downtown atmosphere to be a combination of La Paz (Bolivia), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Bogota (Colombia). You will stand out as a foreigner because there are so few of them here, so practice street smarts, dress down, blend in, and always know where you are going.
    Traveled solo
    Written October 9, 2022
  • LaNandez
    Caracas, Venezuela31 contributions
    La Plaza Bolivar y sus alrededores
    Este lugar es emblemático ya que se encuentra en el centro de la ciudad de Caracas, resalta la estatua de Bolivar nuestro Libertador, actualmente está recuperado, las noches son sabrosas, hay musica en vivo y se puede tomar un café o un té, jugo y otros , se puede comprar artesania y visitar museos e iglesias. hay seguridad y sitios de información turística.
    Traveled with family
    Written August 7, 2013
  • classys
    Caracas, Venezuela7 contributions
    Nice plaza
    The zone where the Plaza is located and the Plaza itself are quite nice. The plaza has a beautiful equestrian statue of Simon Bolivar. If the area were not so dangerous, it would be a nice place to relax with family or friends.
    Written August 24, 2012
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Jimmy Diaz G
Miami, FL73 contributions
Mar 2016 • Friends
Yes, it is safe to go - nothing will happen to you. You need to be in this plaza as many things of historical significance happened here. The statue is right in the middle and they always keep it clean and safe.
Written March 6, 2016
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Alexander Hass
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile4 contributions
Apr 2014 • Friends
Plaza Bolivar was a nice trip when I was young. There were some random food post around the square, a few store nearby, old people feeding pigeons and squirrels. It was a cool place to do some down time just enjoying the view. Now is mostly fill with junk stuff sellers, people running and thrashing about, and it's in a zone too insecure and full of petty robbery and gun-point robbery to feel like a nice place to visit, chill. And you have to be a little bit crazy to take photos with a DSLR camera in that area. So, in general, don't waste your time. There are far better places to go in the same spirit of this landmark.
Written January 14, 2015
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
This square is one of the main points of interest in the old town of Caracas. I came fully expecting a very unsafe place but was pleasantly surprised. I felt quite comfortable walking around and taking pics (albeit with a healthy level of paranoia).
Written September 27, 2014
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Richard P
Marquette, MI12 contributions
Dec 2012 • Business
Well i went looking for the hotel catedral but it was no longer a hotel and was occupied...the cerveza i found helped my calm down and i took a look aroound...the park around the plaza is dreamy..music..cadets practicing ..Vendors con mi favorito arepas con machada..The Simon Bolivar Horse statue and wall are right in sight the whole day...Long remember President Chavez...he tried
Written August 27, 2013
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Lawrence F
Caracas34 contributions
Simply one of the most unsafe places in Caracas. Every "malandro" in town hangs out there. Visitors are accosted regularly. A real red zone.
Written June 16, 2012
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Gaston22
Paris, France83 contributions
It has been taken for political activities by the ruling socialist party, can get a good glimpse of what is Venezuela nowadays
Written May 27, 2012
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Rafael12_12
trujillo1 contribution
Apr 2012
hello man were are you come back togheter and versuality da lucha and my perpectivicus please not help de algun only best de virgot momyta plaese that concurrence is fool but this your wanet the bissneesssss the cool bet is dude poinT
Written April 10, 2012
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estebandepraga
Prague, Czech Republic198 contributions
May 2011 • Solo
The plaza is attractive as are some colonial buildings but be on your guard all the time!!!
Written January 7, 2012
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W Bill Smith
Brooklyn, NY151 contributions
Dec 2011
It was a very nice, and peaceful place to stroll and/or sit and relax in the cool air.
Written December 13, 2011
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Jaroslav Nečas
Brno, Czech Republic1,011 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Square in the center of city with dominant statue of Simon Bolívar surrounded by several huge trees. Close Bolívar's birth house, Museo Bolivariano and cathedral.
Written February 4, 2019
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