Plaza De Bolivar, Bogota

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Plaza De Bolivar - A Quick Overview


Address: Between Carreras 7 and 8 and Calles 10 and 11, La Candelaria, Bogota, 111711, Colombia

Ticket Price: 19500 COP

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About Plaza De Bolivar, Bogota

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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Plaza De Bolivar, Bogota Reviews

  • Loved it! Nice square to just hang out, take pictures, feed the birds if you want. There were lots of side activities going on like a singer, dancer, mime etc. Also worth noting is I also felt safe as there were cops all around the square so no need to be worried about safety. It was hard getting a cab from there though. Had to walk past the square to find one. It's location is central so you can include a trip to the gold museum and a few other spots together in one.

  • Good place to start when planing your visit to Bogotá. Most historic and/or important building are walking distance from here. Tons of pigeons and therefor pigeon poop everywhere. Locals are selling seeds to feed them so I see why so many pigeons hang around.

  • Historical main plaza of Bogota with historical government buildings and cathedral. After exploring the plaza, make your way into the district of La Candelaria. This is the old city with many small streets with shops, hostels/hotels, cafes and restaurants. The building colors and street art were pretty cool.

  • Beautiful place and it's surroundings, there's is a lot of museums, churches and historical landmarks around, is a must go in Bogotá. Thought better being careful with your personal items, you are in the downtown.

  • Nice historical place surrounded by a lot of very important and cultural buildings, it has a great amount of pigeons and usually there is some kind of cultural activity. Polices are everywhere and are very kind and helpful for directions. Be careful of the sellers, they tend yo get overwhelming.

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