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Plaza de la Independencia, Concepcion

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Soak up the local culture at Plaza de la Independencia, a vibrant square at the heart of Concepcion. Bernardo O'Higgins, a famed revolutionary leader, once addressed the public at this square. Today, the plaza attracts tourists with its relaxed atmosphere and remains an ideal place for people-watching. The nearby cafes and restaurants serve delicious meals prepared using traditional culinary methods. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Concepcion holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Plaza de la Independencia and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Small central plaza, probably very important because of it's history but not any of attraction. There are many stores around. So other combines real important buildings of offices/museums and some sho...  more »
  • If you're in design you can not miss the Plaza of independence. There is a monument to Caupolicán that very few people know. There are several cafes and activities around the Central magnificent. Very picturesque.
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  • It is a design classic. a beautiful place to enjoy and to connect us with the history of chile.
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  • Was in 1818 the 1st that General O'Higgins declared the Chilean Independence at this place, since that day the arms square is named the Independence square, between its remarkable sculptures include the Mapuche leader "toqui Lautaro" and Spanish Conquistador & founder "Pedro de Valdivia", in the center stands the goddess "Ceres" fountain, symbol of agricultural fertility sorrounded by four beautiful mermaids.
  • This plaza has historically interesting things, the rock where the independence was signed, ask about the story of Lautaro and Pedro de Valdivia.
  • I love live music (street artists) here in the evenings
  • The Concepción historic city centre
  • Good place to visit

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Where to stay in Concepcion

A youthful and modern cultural center, the city of Concepcion boasts an extensive range of places to stay, within easy reach of the buzzing main neighborhoods. South of Los Carrera lies the main choice of accommodations, with backpacker-friendly hostels, modern boutiques, and simple hotels all located close to the main bars, restaurants, and hangouts. A stone's throw from the university, this is the liveliest place in town. If you're more into exploring the region's natural highlights, consider staying a little farther out of town, where a good number of chain hotels put you conveniently near the main regional roads.
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