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Plaza de la Independencia, Concepcion

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • It is in the city center , and around there are local shops, restaurants where people can visit , also a place where people can walk, talk, sit during the day.  more »
  • The plaza is interesting and a very typical downtown for a European-style city. There are lots of shops, places to sit, and photo ops for travelers. La plaza es interesante y muy tipico para un centro...  more »
  • From this square you'll have access by foot to all important locations downtown. Lots of restaurants and shopping areas.  more »
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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