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Plaza de Bolivar, Manizales

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Visit Plaza de Bolivar, a square in the heart of Manizales dating back to 1848. Originally called Plaza Parish, the square has undergone many changes throughout its long history, with the latest renovations taking place during the 1980s. Take a moment to pause and have a seat while watching people stroll by. You can't miss the Bolivar Condor sculpture (by celebrated Colombian sculptor, Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt), which watches over the square from the front of an adjacent cathedral. For excellent photo ops of the square below, climb up to the top of the cathedral. Arrange your visit to Plaza de Bolivar and discover more family-friendly attractions in Manizales using our Manizales tour planner.
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  • The problem of the square itself is built on a rise, leading to have stairs, since it's not like flat across the country, the city is dirty, but this does not square, but the night will come down around meretricio region.
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  • This plaza is in front of the Cathedral, and there are a couple of interesting sculptures, but it's nothing like Botero Plaza in Medellin. There were some food vendors, but not many artisans. The view...  more »
  • Square in the center of the city... is must for the traveler... the explanation of the artist's because I combine to bolivar with the condor is somewhat abstract... is a place where are held most manifestations of artistic llamese concerts... well maintained and well guarded
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  • The symbol of the Pearl of Otún
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  • Bueb place to pause, clean and calm, I think missing trees, and a little more than attention to safety and sellers controm
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  • Very nice plaza, plaza de Bolivar calato, dondd is the Cathedral of Pereira, very commercial.
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  • Very nice atmosphere and very nice
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  • Center of pereira, commercial area and good atmosphere
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