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. Use our Concepcion vacation planner to arrange your visit to Plaza de la Independencia and other attractions in Concepcion.
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  • You must always know the historical centers of each city, and this is no exception. Well tinted, cute statue of Pedro de Valdivia, founder of the city, the photographer with the horses for children. Nice place and very well had
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  • Nice, has a view and a closeness with very fine structures, in addition that the climate is great, very good plaza, benches close to ride clean and square.
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  • Which travel to Conce, must know a typical square of weapons inherited from the Spaniards, it is possible to see a variety of characters and activities in a few square meters, as schoolchildren, vendors, comedians, singers, speakers, vagabonds, workers, unemployed, police, retirees, families, children, College, dogs, pigeons, gulls, sometimes there are fair or stand of various groups, collections, promoters, etc. good restaurants, cafes and shopping arcades in the environment.
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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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