Bolívar Square

Local namePlaza de Bolivar
LocationBogotá, Colombia

The Bolívar Square is the main square of the Colombian capital Bogotá. The square, previously called Plaza Mayor until 1821 and Plaza de la Constitución, is located in the heart of the historical area of the city and hosts a statue of Simón Bolívar, sculpted in 1846 by the Italian Pietro Tenerani, which was the first public monument in the city.

The history of Bolívar Square dates back to the pre-Columbian era, when the site was part of the Muisca Confederation. The first building on the square, a primitive cathedral, was constructed in 1539, a year after the foundation of the Colombian capital. During the Spanish colonial period, Bolívar Square was the stage for circus acts, public markets and bullfights.

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Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride from 72 USD

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Address Cll 42 con 7 Av Carrera 7 Bogotá, Colombia

Coordinates 4°35'53.025" N -74°4'33.393" E

Tours and activities: Bolívar Square

Bogotá City Sightseeing Tour with Optional Lunch and Cable Car Ride

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