Plaza de Bolivar, Manizales

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Visit Plaza de Bolivar, a square in the heart of Manizales dating back to 1848. Originally called Plaza Parish, the square has undergone many changes throughout its long history, with the latest renovations taking place during the 1980s. Take a moment to pause and have a seat while watching people stroll by. You can't miss the Bolivar Condor sculpture (by celebrated Colombian sculptor, Rodrigo Arenas Betancourt), which watches over the square from the front of an adjacent cathedral. For excellent photo ops of the square below, climb up to the top of the cathedral. Use our Manizales road trip planner to visit Plaza de Bolivar on your trip to Manizales, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The plaza is a nice place to view the main center. There are some buildings. The cathedral and murals. Plenty of places in the area to have lunch. 
    The plaza is a nice place to view the main center. There are some buildings. The cathedral and murals. Plenty of places in the area to have lunch.  more »
  • The Plaza is the city centre with access to the cathedral. Itself a tasteless concrete square but often used for concerts. Not safe late at night. 
    The Plaza is the city centre with access to the cathedral. Itself a tasteless concrete square but often used for concerts. Not safe late at night.  more »
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  • Beautiful plaza. Church is exceptional and there is a great coffee shop on the 2nd floor.
  • Nice to go for a visit but only if you are already in the area. Nice bar at the 2nd floor of the cathedral.

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