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Address: Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago, Chile
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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This central plaza features famous monuments, the Governor's palace and is...

This central plaza features famous monuments, the Governor's palace and is the point from which all distances to other parts of Chile are measured.

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Great place to do walking visit

Follow the streets for interesting views of life in Santigo. People very helpful even if not a lot of english. Stopped several times by concerned people as we were carring an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Pacsun36
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Peregian Beach, Australia

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Peregian Beach, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Follow the streets for interesting views of life in Santigo. People very helpful even if not a lot of english. Stopped several times by concerned people as we were carring an expensive camera and there had been problems. We were careful but you need the pics

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This plaza has it all. Lots of important events occurred here. It is edged by many historical buildings/museums. It's a gathering place for all ages - chess players, preachers, musicians, artists and people watchers. The restaurants serve very traditional food at reasonable prices. Personally, I find this food a bit heavy, featuring meat or sausage, mayo and French Fries topped... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My taxi driver did not know "Cathderal de Santiago" but he understood "plaza de armas". It is a good central spot to kick off a walking tour of the downtown area. Lively area on the weekends. But be warned about pickpockets waiting out of view of the police. Especially the non-threatening kind old ladies, apparently they go to a special... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy plaza surrounded by a number of beautiful buildings. Fun place to hang out and watch the people.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a very nice Plaza in center of old Santiago. There can be Music performances or juggling; in the corner is street Chess. The Cathedral is in one side and the streets leading to Plaza are full of people walking, nice shops on one direction and anything shops and old market in other direction

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see attraction of Santiago, the capital of Chile. Best place to be during the independence week or usually on weekends. It reflects the jovial mood of the chileans. You will find dance and other entertainment performances going on all around the place. The buildings surrounding the place are quite beautiful as well. I had visited this place during... More 

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Thank Arnab M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are quite a few things to take in, such as the cathedral and famous buildings/monuments. You can also get some good food there as well. Be aware that you likely will be hit up frequently by peddlers and people looking for donations for various causes (especially if you are a tall gringo like myself ;) ). It is a... More 

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mission viejo, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view here of the Cathedral and the Post Office is great. Good architecture and you can take a hop on hop off bus right there too or walk to the market (mercado)

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unexpectedly peaceful middle of the square, while all around it busy city life passes through. The cathedral, the post office and, above all, the museum of Pre-Colombian art demand your attention. But as much fun is sitting in the inexpensive outdoor cafe in the corner unwinding and people-watching. If it is a hot day, order a Heineken grande and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Architectural detail, statues and beautiful church with crypts and carving. Must see part of Santiago City Tour. nearby arcade has numerous shops for lapis, jewelry and souvenir items.

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