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Plaza de Altamira

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Address: Av. Luis Roche | Altamira, Caracas 1060, Venezuela
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Impressive fountains grace the entrance to the Altamira subway station,...

Impressive fountains grace the entrance to the Altamira subway station, which is located in this popular square of Caracas.

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An Oasis in the middle of traffic and concrete

It is a symbol of the old Caracas with beatifull arrangements, accomodations and safety(important today) and a cross road within the chacao area

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Caracas, Venezuela
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Caracas, Venezuela
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a symbol of the old Caracas with beatifull arrangements, accomodations and safety(important today) and a cross road within the chacao area

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely sunny afternoon in this square. Waterfall was fab and a nice place and safeish (for Caracas) to people watch and enjoy an ice cream

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Largs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wouldn't recommend anybody to go out of their way to see Plaza Altamira, but if you're in the area it's worth a look. It's nicely laid out and has a vaguely European feel about it.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This plaza is an iconic place for east Caracas. The commercial area and the centre has moved to this place. Is in the heart of Chacao which is on e of the most secure municipalities in Caracas, very well managed and the police and services are at it's best. This plaza is a must if you visit Caracas.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

main place of Chacao municipality. Nice obelisk and excellent to take a couple of pictures. There is the "Avila" behind it.

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Acarigua, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

it has been there since 1950's and it is a gathering point for many caraquenos because there some foreing representations around as well as the metro station busses and good restaurants. there are other relevant buidings like centro plaza, cavendes, hotels. this plaza is bieng taken care of the local goverment

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Walking through Plaza Altamira reconciled me with walking in Caracas, there was a nice gourmet fair with lots of alternative stands, the place was well illuminated as the night came down, and one could feel the spirit of the inmortal Caracas still there good job Alcaldia de Chacao !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

To identify the center of Caracas a part from all the sightings nice streets or ranchos the most representative landmark for the chic center is plaza Altamira There you enjoy an good plaza wide range view and nice surroundings from fancy restaurants to chic boutiques Also it s among the safest areas of Caracas where you can be at ease... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I don't recommend walking around/sitting in this plaza as it's very busy and crime is at such a punishing level that you put yourself at risk of being mugged, kidnapped, or worse.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

It's very beautiful and charming, you can get the real vibe of the city and its people but don't get too comfortable or relaxed as it's not the safest square there is.

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