Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena
(4.3/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
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 was a nice, normal park. It was very green with lots of birds and some vendors at night selling shows and food. 
  • I remember Bolivar from world history, seemed like a cool guy. So, I'm biased, but I liked his statue as well as his plaza. The South Americans seem to like him a lot too. I especially liked the color...  more »
  • Very nice plaza where one can rest on their benches during the day and at night enjoy a show of African American music and dance.
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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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