Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena

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Seek welcome respite from the hot afternoon sun at Plaza Bolivar, a shady oasis in the center of Cartagena. The historic tree-lined square, which for centuries sat at the heart of Cartagena life, serves as an unrivalled spot for people-watching. Take a seat on a park bench and relax as local life whirrs by. You're bound to see plenty of talented street artists who drop by to perform their act, dip their hat, then move on to find a fresh crowd. Grab some local street food at one of the stalls surrounding the square while you wait. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Plaza Bolivar by using our Cartagena itinerary planner.
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  • This is one of many public plazas inside the walled city. It is a particularly beautiful one with mature palm trees and shaded benches to enjoy.  more »
  • great shaded plaza in the old walled city with great museums on all sides of the park. take time to have a cold bottle of water and sit under the shade of the trees.  more »
  • A small square is where stands the monument to Bolivar in the Centre, surrounded by theme Grove, during the day is full of vendors of crafts, fruits of the place and some shows. During the night, it looks a little bleak and deserted. Anyway, there are no problems with security. It is near many points of interest. Normal, perhaps you are missing a bit of cleaning.
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  • Fun to see all the people and feed the bird. The shade from all the trees makes it an enjoyable place to rest for a bit.
  • Very nice!
  • Beautiful
  • Bien cuidada, limpia y lugar obligado para visitar
  • One of the places most pleasant and best located in Cartagena, fresh and clean, esscenario of small artistic events and cultural.
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