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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Este lugar es tan agradable que dan ganas de pasar varios días caminando por él y sus alrededores. Vimos desde artesanos, cantidad de palomas, hasta llamas que hacen más colorido todo el lugar. more »This place is so nice that you want to spend several days walking around it and its surroundings. We saw everything from artisans, lots of pigeons, to flames that make the whole place more colorful.
Lugar lleno de historia en pleno centro de la capital colombiana. Confluye todo tipo de gente local y visitantes. Cerca a la residencia del presidente de la republica y al centro político principal de... more »Place full of history in the heart of the Colombian capital. All kinds of local people and visitors converge. Close to the residence of the president of the republic and the main political center of the country. It is a place that inspires and allows you to know something about the history of the capital city as you walk its streets. As another of the attractions it is possible to feed the large population of pigeons that live together with the statue of the liberator.
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