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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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  • Many people and many surveillance. Place where the Cathedral and many historic buildings in the city. There are also some craftsmen. Is a visit obliged if it travels to Santiago.
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  • This lovely plaza/park is neatly maintained and has mature, shady trees. It is a popular spot with locals  more »
  • Most impressive views of President's Pace, with an enormous national flag dominating, and an imposing statue of Allende  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.