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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. To visit Plaza de Bolivar and other attractions in Tunja, use our Tunja itinerary maker.
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  • Biggest part of the square is nice, but on one of the sides is a really ugly newer building. The Cathedral is nice, not very special. The city has not much else to offer. 
  • this plaza had a nice feel and a cool stature of simon bolivar in the middle. on 2 sides it's surrounded by a nice church and the rendon mansion and then the other commercial establishments. but two o...  more »
  • One of the illustrious Republican squares of Colombia, dedicated to the libertador SIMON Jose Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad BOLÍVAR Ponte and white palaces, surrounded by the Cathedral, the buildings of governance, the Mayor's office, among others boyaca Lottery and very close to good, traditional and recognized hotels.
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  • No olviden tomar agua de panela con queso y/o almojábana en los sitios aledaños. Buenas opciones para ello.
  • Hace mucho frio jeejj
  • The room of Tunja... visit the historical center is magical.
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  • A colonial place which in spite of being the center of the siudad retains a tranquility and peace to see pigeons what playing with the children
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  • It is a square located in the historic centre of Tunja, surrounded by beautiful colonial architecture, where several government entities, Cathedral and museums, it is also a meeting place.
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