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This is a classic Spanish Colonial plaza with lush landscaping, commercial on each side, government... read more

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SCTraveler864
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Greenville, SC
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Some people say Bolivia is the center of Latin America. Well Plaza 14 of Septiembre is at the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
eddypartyrock
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Lima, Peru
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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Its an amazing place to go and relax, maybe sit for a while or walk around it. The surroundings are filled with stores where you can obtain different useful things, you also have a cafes with amazing crepes. I loved going there and sit, watch...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a classic Spanish Colonial plaza with lush landscaping, commercial on each side, government on one, and the Cathedral on the other.

Thank SCTraveler864
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Some people say Bolivia is the center of Latin America. Well Plaza 14 of Septiembre is at the center of Bolivia. You can imagine all the political ideologies and protest that have started in this plaza. You can actually hear some people with megaphones making...More

Thank eddypartyrock
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

Thank younged
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.

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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.

Thank NykkyLewis
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

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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
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
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
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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