Plaza BolivarCurrently Open
- Address: Inquiscion, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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.
- Drive to here or take a taxi from outside Old Town.
- Walk to here from inside Old Town.
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Check airbnb for a top floor apartment with balcony overlooking the park/plaza where all the action is at and way cheaper than a small stuffy hotel room..Early evening was the best time for people watching as the dance troupes visited the park and the wide assortment of food carts.
The park is nice but also full of vendors. This is the main square of Cartagena center where is also the cathedral and the inquisition palace.
Picturesque square in the heart of Cartagena, shaded by mighty trees.
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.