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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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  • Central square of Spanish in its sides 3 style retains old buildings that contrast with the modernity of the South side. There are the Cathedral and the residence of the Spanish founder of the city, one of the few preserved in South America.
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  • Don't forget to check with your respective ruana, the cold can be quite strong, which you can enjoy with an aguapanela with almojabana!
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  • Tunja Bolivar square houses a combination of colonial and modern architecture, is one of the most large of Colombia and South America; has a large balcony in its Western, with a variety of coffees side to his around, surrounded by the Governor, the Mayor of the city and House of the founder ideal place for taking pictures, take a coffee on a balcony and watch the sunset.
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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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