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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 Plaza de Bolivar is a must see location if you are planning to visit Manizales, it has a lot of history that can be seen by all the different monuments. Its a great place to take photographs with ...  more »
  • Nice place to relax and enjoy the views, also don't forget to go to the top of the Catedral were you can take some amazing pics  more »
  • As many colombian cities, Manizales evolved from a main square in the center of the city to a large town. This main square was the most fine example of architecture and development. You can see exampl...  more »