Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena

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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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  • It's great to find a green area with some shade & places to sit while checking out the old walled city.  more »
  • A beautiful place to hang out and watch the world go by....and enjoy the breezes in the late afternoon.  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.
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