Plaza Bolivar339 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Inquiscion, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Monument, Plaza, Square, Family And Kids
Over the centuries, the plaza has taken its various names from the monuments that surround it. At first it was the church, when it was called the Plaza de la Iglesia. When the Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition set up operations here in 1614, it became known as Plaza de Inquisición. Today, it’s a shady hangout surrounded by beautiful colonial structures - the Baroque Inquisition Palace, the Government Palace, the Gold Museum and the Bank of the Republic. People usually come here for some respite from the heat. You might see some people playing chess. In the evening, it tends to become lively with dancers and musicians. There’s a large 1896 statue of Simon Bolivar sitting astride a horse in the center of the square.
How to Reach Plaza Bolivar
- Drive to here or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
- Walk to here from inside Old Town.
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