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This colonial plaza is surrounded by the Cathedral, the Palace of the Inquisition and a gold museum.
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday

Although small, much happens in this plaza. Live music, food, coffee, and restaurants overlook the park which seems to always be full of people no matter the time of day. Grab a coffee and some fresh fruit and sit down on one of the benches...More

Thank szruyle
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The little plaza and park should be a place to relax and enjoy a quiet meal sitting outside, that unfortunately can’t be done because of the amount of people trying to sell things or beg for money. In the 1 hour I was there I...More

Thank Mhs68
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Mid amble through the old city, this park was the perfect spot to find a shady bench and take a minute to recharge. A dude was busking bubbles for kids, which was a hit with my daughter.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are in no rush, this is a place for you to enjoy. So peaceful and quiet, all you hear are birds, horses passing by and the wind over the trees. It’s also surrounded by historical buildings that gives it a unique touch.

Thank SparkH4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cartagena can be oppressively hot. I found Plaza Bolivar a nice spot to take a seat in the shade , catch the breeze and watch the people go by

Thank angpear00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice place to walk by and gather with friends. There are several places to drink and eat in the area.

Thank mapisaba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a regular plaza but in the evenings there are free dance shows that set up, amazing to get a taste of the culture. Recommend leaving a tip as they are hardworking dancers. I stayed at an Airbnb nearby and I enjoyed the live...More

Thank Lizette A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special, nothing bad either. You'll meet up there for the walking tour and they will bring you to nicer places afterward

Thank HuguesLavergne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Plaza Bolívar is a very interesting place to see. We visited here on a walking tour and enjoyed the area.

Thank CranberrySammy
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The greenery in this plaza is a little oasis and it's centrally located with the museum of the inquisition on one site. Nice place to take a break in the shade.

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