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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  • You can walk around the plaza and enjoy the weather and small shops. The day we went there was a gastronomical fair, and we enjoied the culinary offers .  more »
  • Tunja square is similar to the Zipaquira, being last is quite nice and with the style of other squares; spacious and without ornamentation. When we went there was a craft fair and political campaign, so it was quite lively.
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  • a beautiful, modern plaza, but that still retains its historical wealth, can be encontraar variety of trade outlets and offices
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  • Iconic landmark in Tunja. Make sure to visit at night if you're here in December, to see the lights. Grab a Coffee and an arepa next to San Ignacio, they are the best in town.
  • The architecture of these plaza has always been admirable. Loved the Christmas decorations...
  • Only colonial plaza in Latin America that preserves the house of its founder and has the longest balcony.
  • A historic place in Tunja. Nice for sharing with friends and family
  • Nice place and center of the city. A lot of cultural events and very individual shops.
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