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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 statue is majestic, a true work of art, used to walk through the renovated city centre and visit the Cathedral.
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  • This square is very basic. It has no plants, nor any source or something else to do, aside from a strange statue. The facade of the Cathedral is not so pretty and is several meters above the plaza by the shape of the terrain, so it does not apply to some good photos. The only beautiful building around is the Governor of Caldas.
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  • Bolivar square that is ubiquitous in South America. Of course in this city, has become a place of recreation and relaxation for citizens. Statue of Bolivar Bolivar square and set is different from other cities it is the avant-garde may impact. Bolivar high Cathedral with the background that has become synonymous with the city of Manizales, Park & statue is, triangle.
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