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Plaza de Armas, Santiago

(3.7/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web)
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. By using our Santiago trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Plaza de Armas and other attractions in Santiago.
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  • I have seen many places in Chile, and is noted for being smelly, ugly and dangerous. Practically not there are lawn and is full of foreigners that believe that the square is to go to sell drug and bathing is in the pool swine that there is. Doves are far the ugliest of chile, it seems that they had wet them in oil.
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  • I got out of the metro station and found myself in the middle of the Plaza. I sat on a bench to look around and get my bearings. There was free wifi which made my orientation much easier. Although in ...  more »
  • Large leafy square in the centre of the city around which are situated many of the main attractions including the cathedral. Its trees and fountains provide shade and a resting place from the heat of ...  more »
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  • Plaza centrica, hace poco restaurada. Con bastante sombra y WiFi gratuiti
  • Dangerous place, dirty, ugly. Pickpockets wander everywhere.
  • It's beautiful. But more crowded than I'm used to. It has an inorganic feeling that doesn't make it a good place to hang out.
  • A beautiful place. The changing of the guard is a "must be" in Santiago. Check the dates when it happens.
  • A fantastic energy and vibe. I wish I had an fair share of my night to spend there. Live music and community atmosphere with nearby shops and all sorts of entertainment.