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Plaza de Armas, Santiago
(3.7/5 based on 2,800+ 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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  • It was from this square that the town expanded after its foundation in 1541 pr Pedro de Valdivia, the building's central post office was his residence oficial.tem the Cathedral, the Government House and a statue of the founder of the city, Pedro de Valdivia, on his horse, inaugurated in celebration of 150 years of Chilean independence.
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  • Hi, definitely the center of Santiago, surely you will pass but ... isn't anything special. Many bars, cafes and restaurants. Convenient by Metro green line
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  • The Guide led us as a tourist spot although the story is not very interesting around the site there is a lot of trades in most trims stores, various locations. To walk in the night is not safe.
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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.