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Plaza de Armas

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Address: Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago 8329001, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Good lively Plaza

Live music, buskers, park benches and shady trees.surrounded by historic buildings dating from the 19th century.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Those that run Santiago have done a great job with this plaza; it is clean, safe( though I only visited during daylight), family friendly, happy, and vibrant. Apart from the usual street hawkers, there are traditional dances, musicians, street performers, artists, and festivities ( religious and cultural) etc. not that they are all there at the same time. There are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On our tour of the city our guide took us to the Plaza De Armas, it has great history including the more modern challenges Chile has faced. We were there for the changing of the guard which is well worth a visit. Loved the place and again felt very safe.

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Thank John W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Live music, buskers, park benches and shady trees.surrounded by historic buildings dating from the 19th century.

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Thank NeilAustralia
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to walk around and take in the amazing architecture of the historic centre, as well as to sit and watch the world go by. There is also a self-guided tour of Santiago that starts from here. Just use the map that can be obtained from most tourist offices. It takes you past many of the... More 

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Thank MandyRog33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Plaza is amazing with the mixture of old and new combined in one place. The Cathedral Santiago, The Post Office, museum and other old buildings combine to make this place very special. Many locals hang out here, people are friendly and helpful and the plaza is clean and secure. Loved it great introduction to Santiago

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Thank Dorothy R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The photo op gravely impaired by a big black obstruction, perhaps temporary seating for an Independence Day ceremony, it may be gone next week but right now not good for photos.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking round the square, although compared to other South American centres, this isn't the prettiest. Lima is definitely nicer! There are a number of old historic and important building to see. Although there are plenty of people trying to sell you things and pickpockets operating in the area. Glad I went but I wouldn't rush back.

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Thank Travellover6128
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All visitors to Santiago should go to this plaza. Easily reached by subway and a meeting place for tourists. Walking tours around the city leave from here. Close to lots of major tourist attractions and museums. The central cathedral is in this Plaza

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Thank Louise C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral, palaces and Park cute colonial style. Whether possible Saturday and Sunday are the best days to stroll around. Best to do in Santiago.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning architecture... the buildings in the plaza are so beautiful and intricate - definite day tour

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