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. To visit Plaza de Altamira and other attractions in Caracas, use our Caracas family vacation planner.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Very while the city is in a permanent chaos the Altamira Plaza remains a wonderful place where you can enjoy a coffee in the tents that have been placed to serve the public, being quite clean and she needed to be able to walk safely.
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  • July 17, 2017
    very cute and nice place located in the av. fco of miranda and not is recommended due to the situation in the country.
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  • June 26, 2017
    This is a fancy, such as falls in the square called the old Altamira square. Taboo spread the purse in front of people, and unless something is to sit on the bench and sell things back and forth, but no so stop. With the guide is quite posh area around Caracas in a luxury residential area in the deterioration of public security is considerable, if possible is the place to come.
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