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A Near-Perfect Renovation

A few years ago parts of Plaza Principal were closed to traffic. The result is a more tranquil... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
younged
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
Typical Plaza Principal

A nice spacious 1 block plaza (100m x 100m) with the Cochabamba Cathederal on one side and... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2017
Rod P
,
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

A few years ago parts of Plaza Principal were closed to traffic. The result is a more tranquil space, and safer pedestrian interactions. Best to avoid during political rallies, the sight to the Condor monument is soul-stirring. THIS is the breathing heart of Bolivia, if...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

A nice spacious 1 block plaza (100m x 100m) with the Cochabamba Cathederal on one side and government buildings on the other. Lots of shade and well planted with mature trees and some spectacularly large Hybiscus trees.

Thank Rod P
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here and was given such a great history lesson and greatly appreciated the lesson. So yes great history but awesome landscape. Shops and eateries absolutely wonderful. Will be returning on next trip.

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The plaza exudes history of what the city was like 100 years ago. Quaint benches exquisite trees and flowers neatly manicured and people string by. It's amazing at nigh when it's all light up. Definitely a must see

Thank frequent1
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The main square in most of cities in South America are nice and they have something to say. This one is the exception, it looks like a street market, there are all kinds of street food, everything is dirty and there are lots of burglars...More

Thank Wara P
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The municipality recently completed an overhaul of Cochabamba's main square. I think they did a good job. It has very old, large trees that provide lots of shade. There are benches all around where you can sit and relax watching people walk by. Kids love...More

Thank cabezonkoika
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful plaza with renovated surrounding buildings dating back to the 19th century. The square is well lit at night and crowded during daytime, featuring cholitas selling food and sometimes musicians.

Thank Stefano A
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Historic, important, must see! Loved the architecture and the plaza. Little Indian girls sing and dance for Bolivianos.

Thank John P
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The whole plaza was decorated when we arrived. They overdid it with all the lights and designs! It's beautiful to walk around however you should be careful with pickpockets.

Thank SaraiM456
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Busy square to people watch and just enjoy the houses around the square. If you are looking for a quiet bench in the shade you might want to go to one of the other parks but if you're looking for a lively place this is...More

Thank CoHel2013
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