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Plaza de Bolivar, Pereira
(3.9/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Brimming with timeless elegance and historical significance, Plaza de Bolivar lays claim to the title of the heart of the original town. This busy square is the natural starting point for visitors touring the capital city, anchored at the center by a bronze statue of Simón Bolivar, which was created in 1846 by Italian Pietro Tenerani. Bolivar was a Venezuelan military leader instrumental in securing the independence of Colombia independent of Spanish rule. The Palace of Justice, parliament buildings, mayor's office, and a cathedral anchor each of the four sides of the city square. All of the surrounding buildings have their own style, dating between the 17th and 19th centuries. You'll find many street performers, stores, and cafes in the area. Make Plaza de Bolivar a centerpiece of your Pereira vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Pereira vacation planner.
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  • Our liberator has a luxurious place throughout Colombia each city has the Park Bolivar in honor to our great hero: that makes this park special Bolívar: the art of sculpture: a naked Bolívar! Unique in Colombia only in the world, but above all a great inspiration for a symbol of freedom and equality in the country stripped of these two great values
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  • The 11 ton statue of Bolivar riding naked on his steed with his hands grasping its mane tells you more about this city and its feeling of moving forward and conquering all obstacles in its way. Nice p...  more »
  • Plaza de Bolívar in Pereira is a pleasant place, with its naked Bolívar monument, and the most central place of the city.
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  • The symbol of the Pearl of Otún
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  • Bueb place to pause, clean and calm, I think missing trees, and a little more than attention to safety and sellers controm
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  • Very nice plaza, plaza de Bolivar calato, dondd is the Cathedral of Pereira, very commercial.
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  • Very nice atmosphere and very nice
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  • Center of pereira, commercial area and good atmosphere
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