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Review of Plaza de Altamira

Plaza de Altamira
Ranked #7 of 142 things to do in Caracas
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Owner description: Impressive fountains grace the entrance to the Altamira subway station, which is located in this popular square of Caracas.
Reviewed February 16, 2012

Emblematic plaza in Caracas, but nothing too special to do. Some fast food restaurants around it

Thank magarutoy
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Plaza Francia, or Plaza Altamira, has become the new heart of the city. Once, when Caracas was innocent and naïve, the hot spot for meeting up with friends was the Plaza Bolivar. Nowadays, downtown Caracas, a.k.a, "El Centro", has been rehabilitated, and it's all looking nice and shiny (new), but I honestly believe that Plaza Altamira is the new epicenter of social life. It's right under La Castellana and Los Palos Grandes, two of the most exclusive neighborhoods, brimming with restaurants and bars, (which are normally very expensive for people like me, but still it's nice to be near them, haha), so it's a natural reference point. It's also got a nice old obelisk (no, not from Egypt, sorry), and gardens and the like. Book fair is held there in April. and in Christmas there are cultural and music activities. It's cute and it's always full of people, I'd recommend sitting there and watching the sun go down on a regular Monday.
Word to the wise: after dark, it's been known to become a popular spot for the LGBT community. If you got a problem with that, just go judge people's lifestyles somewhere else.

Thank delilahhk
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

One of the main square in Caracas in the middle of a finance center of the city

Thank edwod
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Reviewed January 12, 2012

It is a nice place to relax and unwind with friends. It is not spectacular, but is in a relatively safe part of the city. It is great for people-watching

Thank classys
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Reviewed January 6, 2012

safe for Caracas as my hotel was there i went often to catch the metro

Thank estebandepraga
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