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Address: Av Luis Roche | Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela
Description: 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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Nice Plaza :)

Located in one of the best areas of the city, Plaza Altamira has been in the last years used by students to their encounters, eventually became an icon of the students political... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Caparica, Portugal
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Caparica, Portugal
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Located in one of the best areas of the city, Plaza Altamira has been in the last years used by students to their encounters, eventually became an icon of the students political manifestations. A beautiful square, full of history, really demands a visit!

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Cebu City, Philippines
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Plaza Altamira has always been an icon in the city. With its the ironing oblique and great views of the Avila mountain is surrounded by couple of buildings that have architectural prices in past decades.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This Plaza has been coverted into a political strong hold of opposition students but due to local government authority it is well maintained, clean and is a quite safe area. Close by services available is the subway which permits to and from access. No food or drink available except for street sales

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Miami, Florida
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249 reviews 249 reviews
36 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a nice Plaza that has lot's to talk about in the last 15 years of the political arena of Venezuela. Very well located.

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Caraballeda, Venezuela
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is not too big but yet impressive and beautiful. The fountain and the whole setting make this place very unique and worth a visit.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well maintained, colorfull, noisy, crowded at some hours, there is a Metrro station in its underground. Surrounded for most beautifull and some historic buildings of the city. Plaza Altamira is an Icon for Democracy and Freedom of Speech.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Caracas is not a great turistic city, but it have its moments and little corners. This place, well known by locals because its political charge of anti-goverment movements, is a good starting point for walking the neigborhood of "Chacao". It have a nice french style and good restaurants and coffee shops to spend a calm afternoon.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Lovely place to walk and share an ice cream, you can see the people spendind a nice afternoon, it was all decorated with christmas lights.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The plaza is located in Altamira, a middle class neighborhood in the east part of the city. The plaza has a subway entrance and it's surrounded by hotels, restaurants, bakeries and cultural spaces such as Centro cultural la estancia, the CELARG and Centro cultural corp banca (which offers from live concerts to flower shows). Due to the heavy traffic around... More 

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Caracas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The plaza itself is nice, it has trees and benches, a fountain and an obelisk. It also has an entrance to a subway station. During the day, there's always people selling ice cream. The problem is it's right next to a very concurred avenue and so, during the morning and early afternoon it's surrounded by traffic and and noise. I'd... More 

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