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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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Antofagasta holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Plaza Colon and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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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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  • La Plaza has with well kept gardens, palm trees and fountains. It has a replica of Big Ben Clock and its chimes. It is a great place to rest from your walking. During siesta time, most shops are close...  more »
  • The area is really beautiful with plenty of palm trees, water fountains and ofcause the copy of the London Big Ben. There is missing a decent café in the area where you can sit and soak up the atmosph...  more »
  • The clock tower of Antofagasta. The Plaza is well mantained and beautiful. It's right opposite the Church. It has fountains and some statues to enjoy.  more »
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  • 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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  • Nice tourist place of the city. Permanent is arranging and cleaning. Around it there are banks, notaries, the quartermaster, civil courts, etc. It has a business. There is much possibility of parking the around this central magnificent.
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