PLAZA BOLIVAR

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It was built on the very site of the first twelve houses built in Bogotá by the conquistadors and dedicated to the twelve apostles. In accordance with the strict architectural rules imposed by the Spanish Crown, this square, located in the heart of the capital, is dominated by the statue of Simón Bolívar, created in 1846 by the Italian sculptor Pietro Tenerani. To the south of the square stands the neoclassical monument of the Capitol Nacional, built between 1847 and 1925. This is the seat of Congress. The building facing it on the other side of the square is the Law Courts. This modern building replaced the former courthouse, destroyed by army tank attacks in 1985 following the taking of the building by an M-19 guerrilla commando, which killed 111 people. On the east side, there is also the Cathedral and the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, as well as the Casa del Florero, and on the west side, the Palacio Liévano, which houses the Town Hall. This large square regularly hosts political or cultural events. At dawn on June 5, 2016, at 8°C, 6,132 people undressed to pose naked in front of the lens of the famous North American photographer Spencer Tunik. On YouTube, a moving video of this event that brought together Colombians, including ex-guerrillas, ex-paramilitaries and ex-militaries, entitled "Johnnie Walker & Mambo enable Spencer Tunick and a moment of Colombian unity" is available for viewing. More recently, in September 2017, it was Pope Francis, a little more dressed, who honoured this square by blessing 22,000 young Colombians who came to hear the Holy Father's message.

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Visited in september 2019
Très jolie place, peuplée le dimanche !
Si vous passez à Bogota, vous ne pouvez pas vous passez de cette visite de la place Bolivar, les monuments sont superbes et l'ambiance est toujours très sympa surtout le dimanche ou les familles profitent du lieu et des rues avoisinantes sans voitures
=> voir les photos jointes , ça parle
Notice filed on 12/27/2019 
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Visited in june 2019
place de grande surface!
Vous avez nombre de bâtiments sur le pourtour de cette place, la cathédrale, le palais de justice, le palais lievano,, le capitolio. C'est le centre du quartier où vous avez beaucoup de monde qui se pressent, de même lors de notre passage une grande foire bio et développement durable avec stands pour acheter. C'est très grand et vide cela en impose et rend les différents bâtiment à leur importance.
Notice filed on 06/23/2019 
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Visited in april 2019
La place incontournable de Bogota, entourée de magnifiques monuments.
Spécificité de cette place : elle est recouverte de centaines de pigeons (et c'est peu de le dire !!!)
Notice filed on 05/30/2019 
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Visited in february 2018
Une immense place entourée de bâtiments imposants : foule, camelots, musiciens et pigeons. Tout y est ou presque pour une ambiance garantie. Un des lieux incontournables de Bogota.
Notice filed on 06/29/2018 
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Visited in november 2017
Cette immense place, une des plus belles d'Amérique du Sud, est entourée d'imposants bâtiments plus ou moins modernes (palais de justice, hôtel de ville, cathédrale entre autres). Il ne faut pas avoir peur des pigeons par contre...
Notice filed on 06/13/2018 
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Visited in july 2017
La place principale de bogota, elle permet d’accéder aux principaux musée. Beaucoup de pigeons par contre mais ca reste un incontournable
Notice filed on 09/30/2017 
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Visited in february 2015
La place symbole de bogota, des établissements d envergure entouré cette place et vous serez charme par cet endroit incontournable avant de vous diriger vers la candelaria
Allez y le matin pour y être au calme
Notice filed on 02/29/2016 
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Très belle place. Lieu typique et central à Bogota. Attention aux pigeons et aux pickpockets. Le coucher de soleil y est particulièrement sympatique.
Notice filed on 12/12/2015 

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