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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  • It is a beautiful square, perfect site with friends, close to most shopping centres and parks of the city of pereira
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  • A very lively square in the Center, very well shaded with a large fountain, an equestrian sculpture of Bolivar, on the base of interesting texts are engraved. Perfect place to taste the atmosphere of the city. Following a commercial paseo lively.
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  • Plaza de Bolívar in Pereira is well, as typical square of a city, it is common to want to know them and you should definitely at least pass out there, but is to go a while without expectations. We went in February 2018 and it was full of people, much trade, many people asking for money and people (with all respect) that were of dubious intent. In addition sick man looking girls from top down, and the streets are full trade, in reality there were so many people in the surrounding area which was a bit overwhelming and I didn't feel very safe, however, I had no problem. He would not return, but I think that when one goes to a city at least miss the Centre and squares. I would recommend to be careful with your belongings and avoid the busiest hours. I went in the afternoon, perhaps in the morning is more tranqui. Anyway if you're going, passes through Cathedral our Lady of poverty, just across the square, very nice. ✨ ♀️✨
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