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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Plaza de Armas, Santiago 8329001, Chile
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Plaza de Armas several times during our stay. Quite the hub of activity. One afternoon were heard a high school choral group performing, we saw older men playing chess, we saw kids chasing pigeons, artists painting caricatures, we saw the police muster...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pioneer809151
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love visiting squares in different cities. This one did not disappoint with the crazy amount of people that were wondering around or walking through. There is an amazing cathedral on one side. I always visit churches if I can. There is a great sign...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JoseF98
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very beautiful Catholic church at the plaza, with a lot of religious artifacts (paintings, statues, shrines, etc.) to see inside. Lots of friendly police inside the plaza area (took several pictures with the different officers). Good place to visit, walk around and enjoy a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HuntingtonBeachRich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This central meeting point in Santiago says so much about the city itself. The area is genuine, clean, friendly, easy to navigate and it’ll take your breath away too. It’s a picturesque plaza that meets you and greets you with a flare, that like Santiago,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ISureHopeSo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The plaza is a nice place to sit and people watch. We felt safe here as there were many tourists and locals relaxing around the plaza.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It could be said that the Plaza de Armas is the heart of this great city. It’s the first place I went after a long international flight. The activity and vibe in the Plaza gave me a second wind. Most walking tours meet in the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
212  Thank kanemochi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly incredible sight is the Plaza de Armas of Santiago. The area is covered with many trees which give the plaza a tranquil aesthetic. There are also many restaurants, bars, cafes and shops nearby and the plaza is truly at the centre of the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
17  Thank WilliamThomas
Reviewed August 20, 2019

A central location of Santiago with benches to relax. Quite a lot of historic buildings within sight and walking distance. A must see when you're here.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Nas S
Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Tucked in, in the middle of the city. Offering a chance to sit down and relax. Nice benches and trees.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Highcoaster
Reviewed July 31, 2019

We really enjoyed our visit to the Plaza. The cathedral is located on the plaza and is well worth a visit. The square itself is well policed and it feels safe though people warned us to be careful of theft. There is lots to see....More

Date of experience: July 2019
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