Plaza de Armas, Santiago

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The centerpiece of Santiago, Plaza de Armas continues to represent the pulse of the capital, full of lively locals and historic buildings. Once centered on the gallows, the square now prominently features a statue of Simon Bolivar. Stroll around the plaza to notice important landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, the central post office building, and the city government headquarters. Grab a drink at one of many cafes, watch the street life whiz by, or shop for jewelry and souvenirs in the nearby arcade. Put Plaza de Armas and other Santiago attractions into our Santiago trip itinerary maker website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Walking through the Plaza de Armas of Santiago is unmissable. It is located right in the center around it are the most emblematic buildings of the city. In the afternoons it is a world of people who attend and many street performers will do their functions in it, what makes it fun. Regalame your vote
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  • On a Saturday afternoon this place is buzzing with people and entertainers. We enjoyed just wandering around the plaza watching and listening...  more »
  • It's so central and such a magnet that you really can't get away with a visit to Santiago without crossing Plaza de Armas. On two days we saw it all - artists sketching, dancers dancing (it actually a...  more »
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