Plaza Bolivar

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  • Address: Inquiscion, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Monument, Plaza, Square, Family And Kids

About Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena

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 by Public Transport

  • Drive to here or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
  • Walk to here from inside Old Town.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Plaza Bolivar

  • 95% of people who visit Cartagena include Plaza Bolivar in their plan

  • 26.64% of people start their Plaza Bolivar visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Plaza Bolivar

Monday, Friday and Sunday

62.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Plaza Bolivar

People normally club together Plaza De San Diego and Galeon Bucanero while planning their visit to Plaza Bolivar.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • it's a large square in Bogota where the governmemt resides. In the same are there are nice colonial houses. That area is Candalaria. Worth a visit by daytime.

  • Just a small park filled with locals. Nothing special. It is OK to stop and take a break if pass by.

  • This literally is one of my favorite places to see traditional folk dances and Afrocolombian dances! Excellent place

  • Gabo slept here when he arrived in Cartagena.

  • Beautiful! Such a cool piece of history! The signs with explanations were well written!

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