Park Bolivar
Park Bolivar
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
The Park was named in 1892 after the leader of the independence of Colombia, Simon Bolivar. It reaches from the end of Junín streets pedestrian walkway, to the Cathedral steps.
It is full of large trees, with an equestrian statue in its center, added in 1923 of Simon siting on a standing horse, (which means he died in bed not in battle) designed by the Italian sculptor Giovanni Anderlini and cast by the Italian sculptor Eugenio Maccagnani.
When we were there it was impossible to enter the park, as it was undergoing some serious construction work but we did manage to walk around the perimeter and enjoy looking at all the shops and the Cathedral. The famous San Alejo Market is held on the first Saturday of every month.

TIP: Like all street markets, keep your eyes open for the unexpected.
Written 1 May 2020
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Nevyntoo
Florida, USA1,702 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Large tree shaded park in front of the metropolitan cathedral. It has plenty of benches and is popular with the locals. Not much to see other than the statue of Bolivar.
Written 26 August 2017
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Janet O
Medellin, Colombia56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Had not visited the park and the monthly artesian/flea market in some time. Visiting family thoroughly enjoyed it, finding lots of small treasures to take back to the US. Hats, bags, jewelry and pan flute. Always a great place to find plants, especially bougainvillea and bonsai.
Written 21 June 2017
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Miguemex
Mexico City, Mexico30,606 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Family
Beautiful park with an imponent monument of Simon Bolivar; but there's a problem: It is an insecure place be careful.

Visit: Metropolitan Cathedral Basilica is in front.

Enjoy Medellin city. "The life is a trip"
Written 13 February 2017
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SandBAtlanta
Atlanta, GA1,079 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
Like many of the other reviewers, we visited this park as part of a walking tour and heard that some illegal activities take place. As we sat on the steps I looked at the people (locals) who were sitting on park benches. I smiled at them, they smiled back and appeared to be very warm and welcoming. That being said - you should still be careful and cautious and don't go here at night.

If you are a fan of Narcos, you might notice that in the last episode of season 2, Pablo visits this very park. Pretty cool that we were right here!
Written 16 December 2016
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Hansel
Medellin, Colombia971 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
It's a beautiful park, it's has a monument in memory of the leader of the independence of Colombia, Simon Bolivar, and it has a church very near, in the north of the park.
Written 18 June 2016
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Harojas
Medellin, Colombia29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Family
In this park, each first saturday of every month, we have Mercado de San Alejo; this is a traditional market for craftwork. I recommend it, a very hippie enviroment, music and crazy things.
Written 19 May 2016
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Judith S
Incline Village, NV92 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Evidently, this park can be dangerous. We did not find it so. But we were told drugs were being sold/done and working girls were along one street. But there were also lots of old Medellin citizens enjoying the park.
Written 28 April 2016
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maryellen19
Westbrook, ME28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
this art is second to none the size and beauty of all the 16 pieces, i believe i counted them right are just incrediblly beautiful
Written 26 January 2016
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Andres P
London, UK380 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
The Park is very nice ithad an excellent fountain, places to walk, and houses for birds, trees of hundreds of years make the park look great, pity that is full of homeless people bathing in the fountain and asking for money
Written 18 November 2015
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