Plaza de Bolivar, Pereira

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Brimming with timeless elegance and historical significance, Plaza de Bolivar lays claim to the title of the heart of the original town. This busy square is the natural starting point for visitors touring the capital city, anchored at the center by a bronze statue of Simón Bolivar, which was created in 1846 by Italian Pietro Tenerani. Bolivar was a Venezuelan military leader instrumental in securing the independence of Colombia independent of Spanish rule. The Palace of Justice, parliament buildings, mayor's office, and a cathedral anchor each of the four sides of the city square. All of the surrounding buildings have their own style, dating between the 17th and 19th centuries. You'll find many street performers, stores, and cafes in the area. Our Pereira journey app makes visiting Plaza de Bolivar and other Pereira attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This review is about Pereira, well I'm from Cartago, but I usually go to Pereira for different reasons. If you compare Pereira with Cartago, it is so bigger! so in the beginning I getting lost myself....  more
    This review is about Pereira, well I'm from Cartago, but I usually go to Pereira for different reasons. If you compare Pereira with Cartago, it is so bigger! so in the beginning I getting lost myself....  more »
  • This is a very cool place to visit. The plaza is full of activity and shopping. Great place for a photo in front of the statue. However, you must be CAREFUL. It's a very busy plaza and you have to be....  more
    This is a very cool place to visit. The plaza is full of activity and shopping. Great place for a photo in front of the statue. However, you must be CAREFUL. It's a very busy plaza and you have to be....  more »

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