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Plaza de Armas

Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago, Chile
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Ranked #56 of 158 Attractions in Santiago
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: People-watching
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

During our visit to Santiago Plaza de Armas has been under renovation/ construction but in spite of that you can feel it is a historical center of the otherwise modern looking Santiago. There is fair amount of police presence on the Plaza but apparently that is what needs to be done to provide safety. The tourist information office is close... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Santiago is a great place to visit. Lots of thing going on at this central plaza all the time. Check local guides as to what might be going on before you go.Walk to fish Market from here during the day, A bit dicier at night, be careful. Watch your pockets and purses...

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Is the historic center of Santiago, and is walking distance to many of the city's most popular destinations. It's few blocks from the traditional Central Market. Surrounding the square are some historical buildings, including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago and Central Post Office Building. The L5 green line stops right beneath the square, at the Plaza de Armas station. There... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

What I like about this place is the painting's, they are really nice. You can ask for your own caricature. Also it's a bit dangerous there. There is a cathedral very beautiful but its dark inside.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Too bad the whole square was closed for reform. Little can be seen behind the sidings... But there is other places to go from there.

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Brisbane
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This would be a great place to sit and people watch, but unfortunately it was cordoned off for renovation so we were unable to enjoy this fully. We had a peep and there's some amazing artwork/statues etc within.

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Orange, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I'm sure that this is a beautiful square when its fully open, but otherwise, this was a big disappointment. It's worth going to see the Cathedral, but other then that, the entire plaza is walled off. There were just a few cafes open, so we couldn't really find a good place to people watch. Probably still worth a quick visit,... More

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A large square surrounded by churches, historical buildings, monuments, tourist info centre, vendors, street performers, tarot readers and chess club. Many of the streets in this area are pedestrian only and the Plaza de Armas subway is here as well. As of April 2014, a large portion is closed for renovations.

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Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The whole Plaza de Armas was cordoned off both times I went there in early and late Feb for renovation. No point visiting for now unless you have other business in the area.

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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

At the moment the whole square is partitioned off as they do construction. There really is no Plaza only the buildings surrounding it.

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