This is the Medellín official Guide by Víztaz and the Medellín Mayor's Office

6. Bolívar Square

Parque Bolívar

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One of Medellín’s historical landmarks, the Bolívar Square, built in the middle of the 19th century, is still flanked by some of the old mansions, home to many a prominent citizen of the Medellín of yesteryear. The re-stored Lido Theater also adds its own architectural merit to the grandeur of the Square. Still, the dominant structure among all these architectural jewels is the Metropol-itan Cathedral. The Junín Boulevard pedest-rian walkway converges into the square’s south end, which is crowned by a commanding equestrian statue of Liberator Simón Bolívar, designed by Italian sculptor Eugenio Maccagnani. The square’s numerous tree species provide a breathing space to the downtown area.