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Address: Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago, Chile
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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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The Plaza de Armas, home to the Palace de la Real Audencia and museum of history. We stopped to visit the cathedral and Palace de la Real Audiencia. Check out the gold concrete... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is the main square of Santiago were you will get to see all the landmarks like Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, government buildings and the plaza. The local people and tourists flocked here to people watch and relax. The plaza is very near the Mercado Central about 10 minutes walking. It is also surrounded with many shops and flea market.Great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was impressed with the leafy part of the plaza...some opera singers were performing arias from Carmen...enjoyed the statue of Pedro de Valdivia...and there was a shift of police of the park, reminiscent of London's changing of the guards...

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Foothill Ranch, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The Plaza de Armas, home to the Palace de la Real Audencia and museum of history. We stopped to visit the cathedral and Palace de la Real Audiencia. Check out the gold concrete inlays of maps of the city that line the walkways of the plaza.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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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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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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