Information of Interest
6. Bolívar Square
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.