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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  • My favorite statue of Betancoure! In the evening it is illuminated discreetly. A great opportunity for all photographers. Too high up for Selfiefanatiker; ))
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  • The most prominent feature here is the statue of Simon Bolivar at the center of the plaza. The artist, Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt, created a very strange-looking statue: Bolivar being transformed into ...  more »
  • Similar to the squares in other Colombian cities, however, the half man half condor sculpture set this square apart. The skeletal wing symbolizes the period when the sculptor was kidnapped. Worth stop...  more »
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