Plaza de Bolivar, Tunja

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Visit Bogota’s principle plaza, Plaza de Bolivar, situated in the heart of the city. The square houses a number of important government buildings and a statue of Simon Bolivar, sculpted in 1846, the first public monument in the area. Find the palace of justice, government headquarters, cathedral, and the national capitol building within a stone's throw from here, so you are sure to have plenty to see. Research activities before you arrive; the square frequently plays host to concerts, farmer's markets, and festivals. Try the "aqua aromatica," served by a few of the stalls situated around the square, a refreshing and delicious tea that is hard to find anywhere else in the quality seen here. Put Plaza de Bolivar and other Tunja attractions into our Tunja online day trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Is a typical square of classic with beautiful churches and beautiful balconies period would be a 5, but unfortunately left a building high on one side what damaged the pageantry however worth knowing it and its old churches surrounding the most 400 years old
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  • I've been many times by Tunja, but I had never taken the time to stop and get to know this place. It's amazing. Definitely a place to recommend. Blend the past with the Tunja for today.
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  • A majestic square and full of history. The buildings comprising the Cathedral, Governor and Mayor as well as the great statue of the liberator Simon Bolivar show what at the time was a too important site for Colombia. A place to go visit you make to Tunja and Boyacá.
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  • Nice place to go to see the culture of 'Boyaca' (a deparment), there is a sculture of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Colombia
  • Historic place, sometimes there are concerts and other events.
  • Nice neighborhood, colonial style
  • Nice place with a colonial look and beautiful shops and eateries. Nightlife aint that great though
  • Great place and historic

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The primary neighborhood to check out for places to stay in Tunja lies just south of Calle 22. Budget-conscious travelers can head to the simple hotels that line the side streets of the neighborhood, providing basic rooms at good prices. On the prettier streets of the district, you'll find a few luxury options offering extra facilities such as spas, restaurants, and swimming pools. The highways leading out of town to the north and south offer a smattering of smart hotels and motels, giving enviable access to the surrounding rural areas in this patch of the Colombian Andes.
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