Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena

4.2
Seek welcome respite from the hot afternoon sun at Plaza Bolivar, a shady oasis in the center of Cartagena. The historic tree-lined square, which for centuries sat at the heart of Cartagena life, serves as an unrivalled spot for people-watching. Take a seat on a park bench and relax as local life whirrs by. You're bound to see plenty of talented street artists who drop by to perform their act, dip their hat, then move on to find a fresh crowd. Grab some local street food at one of the stalls surrounding the square while you wait. A visit to Plaza Bolivar represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cartagena online vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • There are lots of restaurants,shops and hotels around. It is very close to old town. It is worth to see it  more »
  • This park isn’t very big but it’s a nice little square to escape the busy street. There are vendor stands in the park set up there, especially in the evenings. They are very respectful and tended not....  more »
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  • This is a busy plaza in the walled city. There are many vendors in addition to the statues and historical information. Most signs are easy to read or have English translation on them. This was a short walk from our hotel. At night you may see children sleeping or homeless men. They mostly sleep.
  • Nice place to sit and talk with the locals and learn about the history of the city.
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