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Plaza de Bolivar, Bogota

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Start your tour of historical Bogota by visiting Plaza de Bolivar, one of the city's most iconic sights. A statue of Simon Bolivar forms the central point of the square. Erected in 1846, it represents Bogota's first public monument and commemorates the military leader who helped liberate multiple nations from Spanish rule. Historical buildings surround the plaza on all sides, including the national capitol, the house of the supreme court, the mayor's office, and the Cathedral of Bogota. Often very lively, the square makes an excellent location for people-watching, and right next to it you can find a selection of cafes and bars. Many of Bogota's top sights are just a short walk from here. Use our Bogota vacation builder to add Plaza de Bolivar and other attractions to your Bogota vacation plans.
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  • This is part of an interesting political history. The surrounding buildings have historical significance as well. 
  • I really was 5 years ago and just remember to leave a comment. I am sorry. Trip unforgettable, beautiful place!
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  • It is striking to find in one place as representative institutions in the city and the country
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