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. Use our Manizales road trip planner to visit Plaza de Bolivar on your trip to Manizales, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a must-see attraction to the city of doors. The Bolivar as recognized at world level, the administrative buildings of the Department of Caldas, the majestic Cathedral. Stroll the plaza feeling the breeze and relax with a delicious Colombian coffee.
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  • For those who wish to know manizales, Bolivar square is a landmark of the city, close to the square there are parking lots where you can park the car and walk. Highly recommended for its art and architecture of the Cathedral which is there same.
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  • It is a pretty square where you can know a little more culture local, special for a day sunny.
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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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