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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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  • Quite a plain plaza with little happening. Large statue at one side and surrounded by small shops and stalls  more »
  • Since moving to Pereira 8 months ago with the family we've gone to this central meeting park and shopping area and plenty of traditional foods sold, I found as I usually do see in Colombia nice and he...  more »
  • The statue is worth seeing. But it is just a busy plaza to see Pereira busy life. Lots of people and business, and the cathedral and a shopping center in the same plaza.  more »