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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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Interesting Architecture and Historical Significance

Area is filled with street vendors and tourists and is near the seat of Government. Its role in history is impressive as is the architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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NEW HOPE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Area is filled with street vendors and tourists and is near the seat of Government. Its role in history is impressive as is the architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice busy plaza with a good vibe, Street music when we were there. Clean and tidy with lots of historical buildings surrounding it and nearby. Worth a visit combined with visiting other nearby attractions.

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Marietta, GA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can skip this location. Nothing impressive. Take a look at photos online instead. We left after a quick walk through. It was very crowded and there was Police presence, but it still did not feel safe even at about 2 pm. The area was not very clean and was odiferous.

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Gallarate, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is a meeting point for Cilenian citizen and tourist . The area is nice and safe ,there are also police riding horses. From there you can visit the magnificent cathedral and see the half face statue

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a key location in the city and there seems to be interesting things going on all day, and especially all night. I was pleased to see traditional music and dancing. Nice restaurants there too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In this area are several nice shops for bead lovers. Check out side galleries on Calle Merced and in the so called *Rosas Mall*, a local shopping center with lots of jewelry and sewing needs, parts. A good selection of Stone beads and semi precious stones. I don't think there are any bargains though. Just a good variety of things.... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the center of the city and its said that almost every city in South America has such a square. The square is surrounded by a cathedral, a museum, and some shops. It's not big and nothing special in particular. As a tourist, one may still want to go there to walk around anyway, but there was not really... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely park, government buildings past and present and the impressive church. Great for local people watching.

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Jackson, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, this is a must visit in Santiago. Check schedules for building openings. Fun to people watch. Good shops and restaurants nearby but better restaurants elsewhere. Seems safe. Easy to get to from city hotels.

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Duffel, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A clean and a nice place to stroll around. French styles, Spanish styles, classical styles of houses. If your in the neighbourhood, just go and enjoy it.

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