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Edificio Liévano

Edificio Liévano

Closed to the public) On the western side of the plaza, this French-style building is now home to the alcaldía (mayor’s office). The building was erected between 1902 and 1905.

Palacio de San Carlos: Calle 10 No 5-51) This massive edifice has seen a few lives, notably as the presidential HQ of Simón Bolívar, who narrowly escaped an assassination attempt here in 1828 when his friend-with-privileges Manuelita Sáenz tipped him off and became known in Bogotá circles as ‘the liberator of the liberator.’ A (dramatically worded) sign in Latin under his window (to the right) retells it.

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