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Plaza de Bolivar, Manizales

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • Perhaps is the only square main of Colombia that has slope, is a very particular place, it is not wide and flat as in other cities and towns in Colombia. It is beautiful, has a statue of Bolivar, which personally seems to me to be spectacular and is crowned by the Cathedral of Manizales, which is one of the most beautiful of Colombia, although it is quite impaired.
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  • Beautiful square to save some of the city's history. From it you can admire the Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main monument and other historical buildings. Worth a brief for some pictures. Was quite clear on the day I visited.
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  • Visiting Manizales is impossible and incomplete without the visit to the Bolivar Plaza. Graceful and well designed square seems to be the hub, The main landmark is Bolívar condor - meaningful and load...  more »

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Where to stay in Manizales

With a good selection of economical hostels and mid-range hotels, it's often easy to find a good deal while in Manizales. Most of the town's better sleeping options are located near Cable Plaza, which boasts a giant shopping mall and a variety of restaurants. For a more authentic experience, consider staying at one of the area's coffee plantations, where you can learn about this major regional industry and discover the secrets of local cuisine.
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