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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Santiago
| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed January 10, 2006

In my opinion, the Plaza de Armas is the heart of Santiago. I have been to Chile three times and this is where I feel the most connected to the Chilean experience. In the Plaza you find a beautiful park and benches with the expected...More

41  Thank reinarubia
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We had just finished a walking tour which terminated at the Plaza de Armas. Looking for something to eat we entered the sidewalk cafe area selling hotdogs and empanadas. A man came up from behind and pointed out that I had a grey substance on...More

5  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This square is huge. Here you have the feeling of old Santiago with its Cathedral, the Historic Museum building and Municipality of Santiago among others. There is also a statue of Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia.

Thank SIBARITA0305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of hustle and bustle in this center square. Walking tours meet here, including the free walking tours. Close by is the Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Historico, Ex Congreso Nacional, and Municipalidad de Santiago.

Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy plaza with people hanging around, selling stuff or just sitting down for a quick lunch outside. Didn’t find it too interesting so just walked thru on our walk at the city.

Thank mikajii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t Too impressed with this but it’s worth going to stop by and see to take a picture. Decent things around also to see

Thank Spartacus X
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take time to stroll Plaza de Armas in Santiago City Center. Our visit was on a delightful September day, and while there were many people, we enjoyed a comfortable visit.

Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit when in Santiago. We had a great guide who told us so much about the history of the square and the people. Very clean, neat and a lot to see.

Thank ray c
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful Plaza in the center of Santiago. Nice trees, cathedral, vendors, and fountains. Also a lot of security. Make sure you secure your belongings.

Thank MichaelO177
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

It surrounded by cool historic buildings. It has seating area and trees to protect you from the Sun. You can also find people selling merchandise. It is very recommended for people trying to get first hand shake with Santiago.

Thank Crist H
Reviewed September 6, 2018

-Center place of Santiago -Very Crowdy place (shoulder to shoulder) -Many street performers and entertainers; many musicians; live music (spanish) -Has many accessible food outlets -Many important offices are located around such as travel agents -Museums, Exhibitions etc -Many old churches & other spanish type...More

Thank Vi E
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Whether you want to sit out in the park for a coffee, shop in the markets, get your tarot cards read or talk to the locals, Plaza de Armas is for you.

Thank Wade S
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Response from Vi E | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can check on google map as suggested Thanks