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Address: Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: People-watching
Description: 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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Plenty to see and do here right in the plaza, whether it be eat, drink or explore - it has everything. Cathedral, post office, statues, museums - you could spent quite a bit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is the main square of Santiago. You may find here both historical buildings and cathedrals, as well as big shopping malls and lots of shops of every kind. Also ideal for eating and having a coffee. Can be reached by either metro or bus.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is under construction right now, and will be for the next year or two as they finish constructing the metro stop.

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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As the main square in the capital city of Santiago, I was expecting a vibrant place with lots going on, but the square was dull and disappointing. The street cleaners were out in force but were making little impression on the litter and, to be honest, not trying very hard. But what can you expect when they only had palm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Plenty to see and do here right in the plaza, whether it be eat, drink or explore - it has everything. Cathedral, post office, statues, museums - you could spent quite a bit of time in this area alone. We did get told to be careful of our belongings but we had no problems. A lovely spot to also sit... More 

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Balsam, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I loved this place, and we found ourselves drifting through on several occasions. Generally, it is packed with people...protests happening, marching drums pounding, orators sounding out over loud speakers. Of course, Catedral Metropolitana and the Palacio de la Real de la Audencia (now a great museum) are on its perimeter. If you are looking for one of those small, open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This plaza is at the hub of many attractions in Santiago. You can land up here in case you want to check out the local fish market (mercado), see the metropolitan catherdral or visit the postal museum with good collection of old telephony, telegraph equipment and stamps from many countries.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We've been remembering the Great War since the centennial began last August. Dug in underneath the Plaza due Armes is a special exhibition on the Great War in the SW entrance to the Plaza due Armed Metro station, emphasizing the impact of Chile but going beyond it. This is quite a thoughtful and interesting exhibit and since it's absolutely free,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This square in the middle of the old Santiago is surrounded by several interesting buildings, including the beautiful cathedral, the city hall and several museums. On Sundays, there are a lot of actions. But you have to be careful to pickpockets of all ages who are streetwise to steal money from unsuspecting tourists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the central plaza of Santiago and a walk around this place will definitely show you the slice of Santiago, Chile! Around the Government buildings, statues, some exotic trees, this place is a must in your itinerary. just spend some time and watch around! We saw lot of university kids walking without shoes in filthy clothes taking money from... More 

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Bern
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

When visiting Santiago de Chile this square will be on every ones itinerary. It's a great place to people watch and just absorb Chilean life. Especially if you sit in one of the restaurants along the square. Right next to it is the cathedral, which is also worth a visit. But also wander around the square and get away from... More 

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Address: Address: Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago, Chile
Location: South America  >  Chile  >  Santiago Metropolitan Region  >  Santiago

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