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Plaza de Altamira

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Address: Av Luis Roche | Altamira, Caracas, 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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The real nice landmark of Caracas

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed June 5, 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 stars Reviewed June 2, 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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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

This is a beautiful plaza with a beautiful view of the Avila mountains. Relaxing stroll and great places to eat around. Would be a great place to take your family or loved ones.

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Bogota, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Plaza Altamira is located in one of the affluent parts of Caracas, however, like most of the country, it is run down and you won't feel safe at all in this place. Its a shame.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Again, drive by and maybe get off for a couple of minutes... There is no real parking even though the subway station is just there. I would suggest doing something different after driving by.. Enjoy

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Caracas is a city of parks and plazas full of trees were peace and quiet can be found. inspite some trouble times the plazas are there for you.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Also know as Plaza Francia (France Square), is a city's symbol, the square is not sooo old (was builded in the 40s) but has placed many important events specially in these times. The square is very good, and is one of the safer in the city (but you have to be carefull, nowadays) is good located (Altamira station in the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

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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