Plaza De BolivarCurrently Closed
- Address: Between Carreras 7 and 8 and Calles 10 and 11, La Candelaria, Bogota, 111711, Colombia
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 19500 COP
- Tags: Plaza, Family And Kids
The best way to start exploring Bogota is from the Plaza de Bolívar, the heart of the city. The Plaza gets its name from the first public figure to be ever erected in the city- Simon Bolivar, to show appreciation for his services rendered during the independence movement. All the major tourist attractions as well as important government buildings are all located within the periphery of the Plaza. The reason for this is that the Plaza is where Bogota was declared the seat of New Grenada’s colonial government. While the tourist attractions see crowds flocking in by the dozen, the government buildings aren’t open for public viewing.
Located in the heart of Bogota, the Plaza De Bolivar is an important landmark and a very popular attraction in the city. This particular attraction has seen a lot of political ups and downs in the past and has a rich history attached to it. Even though the Plaza De Bolivar tickets are free of any charge, still you can easily opt for the Plaza De Bolivar tour tickets. The Plaza De Bolivar tours are available at an affordable price and will guide you with the history of this scenic attraction.
- There are separate charges for doing a combined tour of the museum and the dome amphitheatre and just doing either one of the two.
- (Transmilenio) Calle 22 or Calle 19
- India Gourmet (serves Indian cuisine)
- Carbon de Palo Parrilla (wine & dine)
- La Herencia (Columbian cuisine recommended)
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95% of people who visit Bogota include Plaza De Bolivar in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
57.92% of people start their Plaza De Bolivar visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Plaza De Bolivar
52.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Plaza De Bolivar
Huge square, beautiful old style architecture. Gorgeous church. During the Christmas period, well illuminated with Christmas decorations. When I was there, not sure if it was for Christmas, but there was a spectacle in the plaza that was taking place 3 times a night. Huge show full of acrobats, giant screen, great music, telling the story of Colombia, from folk origins to colonial times to present day success. It was amazing
It's a very important piece of land you want to visit if it's if you're in Bogota it's right in the middle a very important buildings like the courthouse palace, Congress Town Hall very close to the presidential palace, beware of pickpockets there will be a lot of people approaching you either offering you food for the dolls that are always there are offering you a picture are offering you a tour if you do want to tour guide make sure you get one before you go to the Bolivar square and be very aware of your surroundings because of the pickpocketing. the restaurants and souvenir shops that are closest to the Bolivar square are over by the 7th avenue which is now a walking Street the food is very good and the souvenirs are quite nice
Nice place, nice buildings around. There are approximately 156 million pigeons which will do their business on your head and clothes and everywhere - no wonder, they get fed there from tourists. Lots of people trying to sell you just everything. The place is very central - you can do nice city walks from here.
I’m living here since 4 months and it’s still a nice Plaza to go to and spend some time in a afternoon. Although the combination of those old yelllow, brown-beige buildings with the saturated green mountains around them looks beautiful and you feel kind a reverent reminded by what happened here during recent history. But there is a lack of benches or steps to sit down and as a foreigner you should avoid the street sellers because they might not leave you alone anymore after talking once with them. If possible go by sun and in the afternoon.
This is quite a safe place to be in, you won't regret about visiting and taking some photos with the justice palace and feeding plenty of pigeons. Also is a good place to take kids as there aren't cars anywhere near there.