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“A place to take a break and enjoy the view”
Review of Plaza de Altamira

Plaza de Altamira
Ranked #8 of 140 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 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 it, it's better to visit during weekends, when it is frequently used for book shows and live concerts, specially during holidays such as carnival, semana Santa and Christmas. Conveniently located above a subway station, it is easily accessible using line 1. Recommend to visit during the day or late afternoon, when the tropical weather of the city and the view of the avila mountain can be enjoyed, trying to blend in using common sense, although it is considered a safe place due to the high volume of people that go there.

Thank Javier M
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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 say it's nice to visit after 5 pm, but of course, like everywhere else in Caracas, you have to be careful 'cause the later it is, the more insecure it gets, even though Altamira is one of the less insecure zones in the city.

Thank LuciaLopezV
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Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Nice view of Avila mountain very close to PDVSA art museum and Casa Romulo Gallegos 6 block from excellent restaurant and 9 block from Centro San Ignacio

Thank Martin V
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Plaza de Altamira is a beautiful square located in the Municipality of Chacao. The beautiful Cerro Avila decorates the background. There are many good hotels and restaurants in this area. There are stairs in the square that lead right to the subway station.

Unfortunately, Caracas has become quite a dangerous city, but in this specific place many people feel relatively safe and comfortable, so there's always people walking and enjoying Caracas' nice weather. Anyhow, like in every large city, always be careful and vigilant when walking on the street.

There are frequent cultural events in Plaza Altamira. However, in the current political situation, Plaza Altamira is frequently a site for demonstrations and huge gatherings of opponents to the government.

Thank Luciafernandez62
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Altamira square is located in one of the safest areas in Caracas, it's municipal police is among the least corrupted in the city, and people are proud of their district, which is the richest in the coutry. There is a subway station on the corner, and many wonderful restaurants a few blocks away and 2 hotels.

Thank marzyns
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