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Address: Av Luis Roche | Altamira, Caracas, Venezuela
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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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This plaza has always been very nice! In the middle of residential area Altamira, it has been the "oposition" plaza. Beautiful views of the Avila mountain and with the marcellous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This plaza has always been very nice! In the middle of residential area Altamira, it has been the "oposition" plaza. Beautiful views of the Avila mountain and with the marcellous climate, somewhere to just have a quick stroll. Lots of traffic on weekdays. Just off the Palace hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Plaza Altamira is a nice plaza to take pictures. Altamira is a upscale neighborhood of Caracas and has plenty of nice restaurants around it. Make sure not to be there after 7 pm for security reasons. Take a registered taxi to get there and enjoy one of the good restaurants around the plaza.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It's a great initiative. The gather all major publishers who bring tonnes of book at low prices and for every taste in reading. The variety was too large that it was almost impossible to see it all. And they also hosted conferences and presentations that we very interesting. Unfortunately the place is not suite for large public so attending is... More 

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Calabozo, Venezuela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In the last ten years or so this plaza has held a very strong political connotation as the bastion of the opposition. As it is in the East of Caracas, it is well-kept and (relatively) safe but not a must-see.

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Caparica, Portugal
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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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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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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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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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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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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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