Plaza Colon, Antofagasta

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An ideal place to rest, Plaza Colon remains Antofagasta's main square and home of the famous Clock Tower, a replica of London's Big Ben erected in honor of the centennial of Chile's independence. The square also boasts a statue of Isabella and Ferdinand, a gift from Spain, a cathedral, library, and the Retreat Kiosk, donated by Yugoslav immigrants. Rest in the shade of palm trees after exploring the city or have a refreshing drink in a cafe. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Plaza Colon and many more Antofagasta attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Antofagasta trip planner .
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  • Very nice, in the heart of Antofagasta. It has some wonderful pools that feel like bathing. Square has lots of history and certainly worth a go to see it.
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  • It is a space familiar and quiet, when I went there was an exhibition of Chilean tennis players, also there are Gypsy circling the Park.
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  • It has much shopping around the Central magnificent but it is still a quiet square. There are sources and in the Sun pigeons take a refreshing bath. There are many chairs and trees which give shade.
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  • Even I love it, just rating three stars, you see, Antofagasta is not a "square" city, people doesn't spend much time at the plaza, activities are on the shore mainly, nevertheless it has some English elements, such a small Big Ben and lions such as those in London, in fact, it was a gift from the British people for 100th anniversary of Chile
  • It's a very pretty place full of historical significance and one of few places where you'll find a bench in the shade to sit and relax for awhile. The downside is that you won't be able to sit for more than a few minutes before a gypsy or panhandler asks you for money.
  • It's nice place to see when you are in the city centre, but its not do special
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Where to stay in Antofagasta

Though not yet seen as an international tourist destination, the northern city of Antofagasta has a welcome number of hotels and other accommodations. Head to the main coastal road to find some of the more popular high-rise hotels, offering rooms with sea views and onsite restaurants. The inland urban areas provide a good set of simple hotels, along with characterful boutiques and backpacker-friendly hostels. If planning on staying in the area for an extended period, consider renting an apartment in one of Antofagasta's main residential neighborhoods.
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