Plaza de Altamira, Caracas

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See one of the landmarks of the capital city when you visit Plaza de Altamira. In the center of the plaza stands the obelisk, a symbol of the city. A fountain begins at the obelisk and the water falls all the way down to the edge of the plaza. While at the edge of the plaza, stop to have a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that surround the open area. From the plaza, also admire the views of nearby mountains. For your safety, many visitors recommend not visiting the plaza after dark. Plan your visit to Plaza de Altamira and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Caracas vacation planner.
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  • With our cerro Ávila to the Fund and its Obelisk that is often light up in different colors, today all we call it Plaza Altamira, although its original name was Plaza France. Landmark in the struggle for democracy.
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  • The best places of Venezuela place where converge regulars neighbors next to passers-by and users of Metro de Caracas. and where to eat a hot dog cart the extinct and recalled Filippo.
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  • Emblematic site in the political protests in Caracas, a beautiful place with view to the Ávila National Park, metro station very close, nearby hotels, parks and amusement. A place to walk and enjoy a truly dynamic city.
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