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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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  • It is a historic site in the country, but too bad that the surroundings are so insecure. One does not dare to be for a long time there. Its surroundings are historical sites well known as the home of the vase.
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  • First place to go when you're in Bogotá, beautiful square and very quiet. The best is that the square has wi fi free and free which is Basic for tourists
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  • Is the main public square of Bogotá and is in the heart of the city. Ideal for having a vision of the architectural history of the city. Starting point for the Candelaria and visits to museums of Botero and indispensable the gold. VA of tennis and walk on foot through the Center.
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