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Plaza Bolivar (Merida), Merida

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Rest and relax at Plaza Bolivar (Merida), the city's main square and a great base for sightseeing. Rest in the shade of the tree-lined square, people-watch, or snack on a delicious churro from the street vendors. View the statue commemorating Bolivar's arrival in Merida, or admire the stately buildings such as the cathedral, the seat of the government, and the university. Take a relaxing walk around the plaza, purchase some quirky souvenirs, or watch a lively street performance. Use our Merida itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Plaza Bolivar (Merida) and other attractions in Merida.
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An established tourist destination for adventurers and extreme sports enthusiasts, Merida offers ample accommodations for its guests. The town flanks Highway 7, and accommodations spread across the neighborhoods--although the main bulk of options cluster in the eastern end of town. Choose from small, family-run posadas (guesthouses) set in old colonial-era houses, or larger purpose-built hotels. Head up the surrounding hills for outdoor adventure resorts offering a range of activities and tour booking services, as well as rooms overlooking the undulating scenery.
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  • Every town village and city in Venezuela has a square and plaza dedicated to the great liberator Bolivar. This one is very pleasant and attracts tourists and locals alike. Due to its altitude Merida h...  more »
  • Friendly city, diferent, cold weather, around mountain, very good food, històric town, beautiful view  more »
  • Just as any other place in and around Merida, the Plaza Bolivar is a great place to visit, if someone happens to make the rather complicated trip to Merida.  more »
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  • Historic site.
  • It is fully of great beauty in all the center of the city of Merida, has Cathedral aside, governance, churches, banks, shopping area and the tranquility of eating ice cream in their benches and watch children, elderly, people of all kinds go and even artists working leather and fabrics where you will enjoy buying or admiring what performed at excellent prices. It is worth!
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  • Ideal place to recreate you with its architecture, as well as its people, friendly and always willing to help and care for the visitor. The only downside is the amount of people that make it a bit noisy. Enjoying sculptors and artisans with affordable prices
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  • Beautiful square in the Centre of the city of Merida. Quiet and clean place. Ideal for rest during the tour of the city. Near shops, cafes and very nice people.
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  • Reference point. Right in front is the Governor of the State of Mérida. And in its surroundings many warehouses: food, footwear, clothing, books, sale of newspapers and stationery, pharmacies, etc. Also diagonal is the Rector of ULA and the Cesar Rengifo theatre.
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