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Sunday in Simon Bolivar Park

Bogotá, at 2,600 meters above sea level, actually has a beach - here in Simon Bolivar Park.

Simon Bolivar Park, in northwest Bogotá, is the city's biggest park - larger even than New York's Central Park. Simon Bolivar Park, named after the leader of the revolution against Spain, actually consists of several smaller 'sub-parks', including Parque de los Novios (Lovers' Park), a library with a park around it, a sports park, the Botanical Gardens and Central Park (pictured here), the largest of them.

Simon Bolívar is the scene of many cultural events, including Salsa al Parque and Rock al Parque, which is the largest free musical event in Latin America. It lasts three days and attracts bands from all over the world.



A children's play area.


A colorful train choo-choos around the lake.


Bicycling around the lake.


Two popes, including John Paul II have done mass in the park's Templete.


You can rent a paddle or row boat and cruise around the lake.



Lots of food's for sale in the park, although healthy food is scarce.


Many people set up tents during the day, in order to store belongings or take a nap.

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juan carlos herrera escobar Sunday, 25 November 2012

En lo personal felicito a la ciudad de bogota por el parque simon bolivar, donde se pueden realizar muchas actividades para compartir en familia, no tenemos q envidiarle nada a los grandes parques naturales de EEUU.

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