Plaza De BolivarCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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
Plaza De Bolivar - Review
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.
Plaza De Bolivar Information
- There are separate charges for doing a combined tour of the museum and the dome amphitheatre and just doing either one of the two.
How To reach Plaza De Bolivar by Public Transport
- (Transmilenio) Calle 22 or Calle 19
Restaurants Near Plaza De Bolivar
- India Gourmet (serves Indian cuisine)
- Carbon de Palo Parrilla (wine & dine)
- La Herencia (Columbian cuisine recommended)
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Things to Know Before Visiting Plaza De Bolivar
95% of people who visit Bogota include Plaza De Bolivar in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
61.01% of people start their Plaza De Bolivar visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Plaza De Bolivar
62.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Plaza De Bolivar
Plaza De Bolivar Map
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Plaza De Bolivar, Bogota Reviews
Awesome place... Beautiful views, people can jogging, it has very nice places to have picnics and have a different day. I visited it during the week and it was empty and a quiet... Locals told me that on weekends it was very crowded so if you do as I did you are going to have a great day.
Beautiful! Full of history and architecture. Recommend to go ONLY with small bags. No backpack if possible
It's a must if you are visiting bogota. Not super clean but definitely safe. Take a $2 picture with the pigeons for prosperity.
This is a really beautiful and historic place to visit if you're in Bogotá. As a 6 ft tall blonde Gringo I did not feel uncomfortable unsafe or otherwise awkward. The plaza is clean, the people are friendly, the vendors are not overbearing. The place has a very fun atmosphere and is adjacent to a strip of shops and restaurants and street performers that is blocked off to motor vehicle traffic. The only reason I give it 4 stars and not 5 is because if you're there for the historical element there's not a whole lot available to you for learning about the history if you are just walking around. Surely there are guides if you wanted to hire someone to teach you. But I would have expected and liked to see more signage explaining things.
Great architecture and amazing buildings, but nothing else other than that. Was expecting nice cafes and spaces to sit outside, relax and watch the world go by with a coffee or drink, but there’s nothing like that.