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

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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The quake did damage so it wasn't very inviting and they are building new metro line. I hope the next time I come it will be beautiful again

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Margo W
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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quake did damage so it wasn't very inviting and they are building new metro line. I hope the next time I come it will be beautiful again

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Santiago Chile during Thanksgiving holidays for about 5 days. I was little underwhelmed since my expectation was high after reading lot of the Trip reports at TA. Below are my honest to-the-point review (w/o sugar coating): 1. Santiago: 1. Scenery: Looks really nice from a distance but when you get down to the street level, it is really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a 7 hour layover in Santiago,so I dashed through customs and grabbed a cab downtown. I was not sure if I was going to regret it because the drive from the airport was kinda dull. Then we got about a block from the plaza and it changed to quite pretty! I only had time to look around a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this area while in Chile. The area had some cute little stores but it wasn't that upscale. There were cute little shops here and restaurants and great for souvenir shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited during the day and again in on a warm Saturday evening. The place is buzzing and a haven for people watchers - the old, young, rich and poor are here. On the Saturday evening there was a band in one corner and 200+ couples (all ages) dancing traditional dances - really fun to watch. elsewhere at the same time... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting large city square with a number of historical buildings and churches. Well worth a visit. Seems like a place for a lot of people to take a break for lunch or just a chat with friends. Lots of restaurants only a block away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Plaza de Armas in Chile's capital city Santiago. There is one such Square in most South American cities, and certainly all the capitals. Government, Church and the Armed Forces all collide in each of these squares, all housed in outstandingly beautifully architected palaces and museums. It should be at the top of everyone's must see list.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great area to visited and enjoy the locals. Be careful coz is very easy to get attention from the thieves. Try to avoid big câmaras and mobilphones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pleasant park like square with clowns, mimes and musician especially leading into the plaza from Paseo Ahumada. Full of people. Also, the Central Santiago Tourist Office is located on the north side of the plaza.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

If you are looking for the ancient buildings of a Latin Plaza de Armas, this isn't your space. You'll need to head to Peru, or Europe! Instead, this is a living, breathing city center. Sure, there are a few (relatively) old buildings facing the square, but also some brutalistic mid-centuries, and gleaming, glass-sided new ones. Most of all, you'll see... More 

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