Plaza de Bolívar
Capilla del Sagrario
This smaller, baroque cathedral has more to see than its bigger brother next door, the Catedral Primada, including six large paintings...
Museo del 20 de Julio
The late-16th-century home that houses this museum marks the spot where a 'broken vase was heard around the world.' Apparently. Just...
On the western side of the plaza, this French-style building is now home to the alcaldía (mayor's office). The building was erected...
La Puerta Falsa
This is Bogotá's most famous snack shop – with displayed multicolored candies beckoning you into this tiny spot that's been in business...
Plaza de Bolívar, btwn Calle 10 & 11 · interesting places nearby
Plaza de Bolívar information
The usual place to start discovering Bogotá is Plaza de Bolívar, the heart of the original town. In the middle of the square is a bronze statue of Simón Bolívar (cast in 1846), the work of an Italian artist, Pietro Tenerani. This was the first public monument erected in the city.
In the center, beside the 1846 bronze statue of Bolívar (of course), are flocks of pigeons that dive-bomb anyone within 50m of the square - a hat is a good idea.