Parque de Bolivar, Medellin

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The Park of Bolívar or Bolívar Park, as it is popularly known, is an urban park in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. The park was inaugurated in 1892 and named in honor of the liberator Simón Bolívar. In 1923, an equestrian statue was erected in the center of the park, designed by the Italian sculptor Giovanni Anderlini and cast by the Italian sculptor Eugenio Maccagnani.The park occupies two blocks, with approximately 14,400 m2 in area divided between green and paved areas. Its varied landscaping includes native trees. This urban space, replete with historical and cultural symbolism, is considered a symbol of the city itself. It is a main meeting place used by the city's different generations. Around the park are located several cultural sites of the city: at the north side the Metropolitan Cathedral of Medellín, and at the southeastern coast is the Lido Theater, run by Ballet Folklórico de Antioquia. Also worthy of appreciation are nearby old houses, in the former luxury residential sector of the city center. On the first three Sundays of each month at 11:15 a.m. the Banda Sinfónica Universidad de Antioquia holds their traditional Sunday open-air concert. The first Saturday of each month, the park hosts the traditional San Alejo market.
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  • It is one of the traditional places of the city of Medellin. There is the Metropolitan Cathedral, an imposing brick building, dating from the end of the 19th century. On weekends there is the retreat, a day of music. His lunar, the issue of security is something complex
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  • Sadly, I find that, despite being the birthplace of a famous statue of Simón bolivar and one of the most important cathedrals of brick Mace of the world, it exists because "field English tyrrel moore donated to the city... not to mention that it is birthplace of robbers prostitutes and vicious, what it gives a bad appearance for tourism, and it makes it unsafe, despite having own cai.
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  • I like the atmosphere of the place, the people mobilize in a never-ending beat of comings and goings, public announcements and colors. It is a real tribute to the paisa spirit, something that surprises and strangers is how nice that is stopping to talk with a good red wine, juice, or take a picture.
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  • This is an historic park. Adjacent to the historic metropolitan cathedral. Dangerous at night. Safe during the day.
  • It's is horrible... Dont recommend! And it's dangerous
  • Must see in Medellin. Full of life and locals to watch and a nice museum.
  • A nice park, though our guide told us it's not safe at night.
  • Its ok and cathedral nice. Dubious bars surrounding the Parque...!

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