Plaza de Bolivar, Pereira

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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. Our Pereira journey app makes visiting Plaza de Bolivar and other Pereira attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Symbol of the trasnochadora and Brown Pearl of Otún * obligatory stop in the city of paso, naked Bolívar monument of the heart
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  • October 2, 2017
    This place is a must for photo typical of visit that place is identifiable worldwide
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  • September 24, 2017
    Modern plaza Bolivar. Other than that I've visited in any city, and especially with the "naked Bolívar", impeccable work.
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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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