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Bolivar plaza, Bogota

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Start your tour of historical Bogota by visiting Bolivar plaza, one of the city's most iconic sights. A statue of Simon Bolivar forms the central point of the square. Erected in 1846, it represents Bogota's first public monument and commemorates the military leader who helped liberate multiple nations from Spanish rule. Historical buildings surround the plaza on all sides, including the national capitol, the house of the supreme court, the mayor's office, and the Cathedral of Bogota. Often very lively, the square makes an excellent location for people-watching, and right next to it you can find a selection of cafes and bars. Many of Bogota's top sights are just a short walk from here. Plan to visit Bolivar plaza and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bogota attractions using our Bogota trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • is surrounded by beautiful historic buildings in the city. emblematic place worth knowing. there's artisans' walk and they have very nice things
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  • A very large square, located in the old part of Bogota very nice to take a photo and visit the church that is located there
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