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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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A great place for people watching

Full of energy with a number of places to sit outside and sip a glass of wine while watching the passing crowds. The cathedral and other old buildings have a stately grace.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a huge square surrounded by beautiful old buildings and a cathedral. Fountains, monuments, lots of trees and people and even evangelists.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Full of energy with a number of places to sit outside and sip a glass of wine while watching the passing crowds. The cathedral and other old buildings have a stately grace.

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza de Armas contains most of the oldest buildings in Santiago - at least two museums, the main post office and the cathedral. It's rather like a cross between Covent Garden and Times Square so enjoy the street entertainment, marvellous architecture, cafés and shops while keeping an eye on your valuables.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything happens around here. Plenty to see with interesting architecture. Fun for people watching.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza de Armas, like any Latin American city, is a must see here in Santiago! It a big plaza but the main post office, basilica and little stores all in the same plaza! Its easy to get there and is full of tourists, but i do warn you, full of pick pockets and thief's so be careful with your belonging... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the tour was free and we were able to stop and eat and also stop for dessert. There were several beautiful churches and museums that I'm sure I would not have found on my own.

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your first stop to Santiago should be Plaza de Armas. This is the center of the city and contains so much history. There is a market only a few blocks away. Loads of street performers. TIP: Beware of pick-pocketers.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there on a weekday, on lunch time. Full of people who work downtown, great to see the real chileans. Nice buildings, good for a walk to know downtown.

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Porto Alegre, RS
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to go if you want to see more of the daily life of the city, but it was too crowded for my taste, so

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the most typical urban corner of the city, recently poorly renovated but the buildings along its 4 faces are representative of many eras in the history of the city. initial point to start different walking tours of the center of santiago

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