Trip Planner: South America / Colombia / Bolivar Department / Cartagena District / Cartagena / Plaza Bolivar
Seek welcome respite from the hot afternoon sun at Plaza Bolivar, a shady oasis in the center of Cartagena. The historic tree-lined square, which for centuries sat at the heart of Cartagena life, serves as an unrivalled spot for people-watching. Take a seat on a park bench and relax as local life whirrs by. You're bound to see plenty of talented street artists who drop by to perform their act, dip their hat, then move on to find a fresh crowd. Grab some local street food at one of the stalls surrounding the square while you wait. Plaza Bolivar is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
Tours to Plaza Bolivar
Plaza Bolivar reviews
I love this plaza. It is shaded with beautiful tall trees. There are people playing with the pigeon, playing chess, visiting with friends and having an ice cream. I kept coming back. It is a real... more »
This is a shady square with some benches and a statue. Surrounding it are museums of Palace of the Inquistion, Caribe Emerald museum, Oro (gold museum) and Choco museum is close. Carriage rides... more »
This is a busy plaza in the walled city. There are many vendors in addition to the statues and historical information. Most signs are easy to read or have English translation on them. This was a short walk from our hotel. At night you may see children sleeping or homeless men. They mostly sleep.
Full of life!
Plan your trip to Cartagena
Get a personalized planA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
See all ›
Side trips from Cartagena
Hidden gems in Cartagena
See all ›
Nearby attractions in Cartagena
Plans to Plaza Bolivar by other users
14 days in Cartagena, Isla Baru & Isla Tierra Bomba BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 23 days in Colombia & United States BY A USER FROM CHILE December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Cartagena BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium