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. A visit to Plaza Bolivar represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cartagena online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • In each corner of the walled city is a lively square. The Plaza Bolivar in the Centre has a statue that honors Simon Bolivar and the night when passing through the scene will always have some group performing.
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  • This square, the very heart of the historical center of Cartagena, is a lugsar ideal for sitting on a bench, watching people and feel the time passing. The building that was headquarters of the Inquisition closes one of its sides and today houses the Museum of the city. Another is closed by the vaults to be the headquarters of the Banco Nacional de Colombia. The third inside the famous jewelry House Cano and the gold Museum. A vetdadero pleasure.
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  • The structure of the square is designed according to the equestrian center. The square itself is not so characteristic, if not for life that revolves around: itinerant trade, cafes.
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