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Pretty Town Square

This is the town square of this city. Nice landscaping and perfect views of the very nice church... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Thomas V
Oakland, California
Chill plaza

Unlike other plazas in other Chilean towns, this one was pretty low-key, at least during the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Los Angeles, California
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4 Dec 2018
“Pretty Town Square”
11 Feb 2018
“Chill plaza”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were markets on the day we visited which made it very interesting to walk around in. Centrally located and handy. They had security (police) at the entrance (probably as a deterrent) which made us feel safe.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 4 December 2018

This is the town square of this city. Nice landscaping and perfect views of the very nice church where a wedding was happening.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Unlike other plazas in other Chilean towns, this one was pretty low-key, at least during the afternoon. Maybe people come out at night, but daytime is pretty quiet. That's okay, though, as it was a nice place to relax on a bench in the sun...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We had a walk through the Plaza Colon and took some photos as it was right as it was right across the street from the entrance to the cruise port where our ship was docked. There are quite a few seats in the Plaza, some...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank SAB5859
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself near the Eiffel Church you are in the zone . A beautiful plaza and for my view an asset to Arica.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Arica is to be thanked by visitors for having such clean, nice, scenic parks-plazas near the ship port and caring for same. the Train, fountain and statues make such wonderful settings for the awesome mountain-flag backdrop that makes Arica such a memorable place (Second only...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were here on a weekend, so there was a lot going on. They had a local orchestra playing and many booths were set up with the locals selling there crafts, Great views and very relaxing.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

It's the nicest square, a very safe place, at nights you'll find people playing music or even dancing.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank diannaparra
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This is the place to be and hang out at night. Kidds skateboarding etc. Bars and restaurants all over...this is the downtown spot where familly and coiples gather at night...

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Atout V
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Waling or driving to downtown you will pass it, step down and look around. Not much more to do here.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank acendra
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