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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  • Cartagena has room for everything, this is a perfect place to wait, see pigeons, talks of the Shiners, urban artists seek inspiration... all sitting on a bench taking a red
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  • Pretty but normal. It is part of the walled city and the culture of the city. On the other hand, offers excellent cuisine and bars in the surrounding area.
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  • Colombian typical clothing for dressed in selling glasses with fruit that I really enjoyed. In addition to historic buildings around, Museum of the Inquisition. Have a store of Juan Valdez Coffee that must come and enjoy one of its excellent cafes, recommend the espresso.
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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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