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Plaza de Bolivar, Pereira

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • If visiting the city you can say that it was in her view and admire the Majesty of the Bolívar Desnudo, unique in its form and representation and active icon of the city.
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  • It is a quiet, safe, comfortable, recommended take camera there is much sites of interest to your around
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  • It is a place full of history published. In the Center is the statue of the naked Bolívar, work of the maestro Rodrigo Arenas Betancur, on one side is the building of the Town Hall, on the other side is the Cathedral Church of our Lady of poverty.
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The modern central area offers high-rise hotels, with some business-oriented options as well as slightly more luxurious choices boasting spas, private pools, and swanky restaurants. If you wish to stick to a tight budget, consider staying in one of the more basic guesthouses, located on side streets in residential areas.
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