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Dec 4, 2018
Nov 21, 2018
“Real Public Square in a Real Town”
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Blanca Encalada und Libertad, Ancud, Isla Chiloe, Chile
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

My tour was not in Ancud that long but the plaza was alive at the time with a protest and a singer. The plaza itself is large enough for a small town. Its focus is a bandstand. The cathedral is at one end and other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed 21 November 2018

All green, the beauty of the arquitecture and the people are so nice. I recomend to go on summer cause is an amazing place, is quiet, simple and great to be with family.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Maria Paz T
Reviewed 21 November 2018

I like the whole concept of public squares - areas that are the centers of community life, where everyone strolls, meets, greets and generally comes together at all sorts of times, sometimes in a hurry, other times for a nap on a bench. The Castro...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

It's OK, nothing more, nothing less. The town could benefit from a makeover but maybe that's where it's charm lies..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PieterB124
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We walked over to check this out but there really wasn't a lot going on. it was good to walk through it and mark it off but really not too much happening.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Pixtonian
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We strolled numerous times through this small but pleasant square. It was especially nice one afternoon when the sun finally appeared after a rainy day, a very talented saxophonist played, jugglers busied and children zoomed about on wheeled toys. A nice relaxed family atmosphere, also...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Quite a nice plaza with its cathedral at the top end. A good time to visit is towards the end of the day when the families are out with kids playing.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Frazer2020
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This was busy in our visit as the Chilean Telethon events were taking place. There's a lot of traffic on all sides, but it's still a good place to meet up and relax.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Emyr1
Reviewed 8 December 2015

It is a very well kept and busy plaza.People selling clothes,fruit, nail files,etc,etc. You name they´re more than likely selling it. For thoses who are worried about thieves, we didn´t feel threatened at all.We were there during Chile´s Teletón and it was packed.If you want...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank judrich
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stopped by this plaza during a trip on the island with a small tour group. There is an interesting craft bazaar, made up of a number of stalls, to one side of the plaza...very much worth a visit. This was a serene spot on...More

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank Hazel C
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