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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  • We walk for strength if you would like to see the structure of the city. is a square. with important buildings. and a beautiful sculpture reminiscent of the statues of Easter Island. the grounds are beautiful has something debased. and I hope the keep well must pass
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  • I had to kill nine hours waiting for a flight, so I took the bus into Los Heroes, then walked to the plaza. The weather was fine, and the place was packed with people, from old men playing chess, youn...  more »
  • Located in the Centre of Santiago, the square is home to historic buildings in the capital. Well wooded and policed, it is super busy and definitely worth a visit. The day we went we do a tour on foot through the region. In addition to the buildings that surround the square, such as the Cathedral, is located next to the La Moneda Palace, to the Cerro Santa Lucia and the many sights of Central Santiago
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  • Beautiful old buildings surround this enormous plaza. There are many cafes where you can relax and people-watch. In the late afternoon on a Saturday in autumn when we were there, the plaza was full of families and young people of all shapes, sizes and colors. A Cueca group was dancing in the gazebo. Enjoy this energetic space but keep your purse and cell phone under close observation at all times.
  • It is a good place to know more about the history of Chile in the big city. You can learn more about the Colonial Age by visiting the Museum and the Cathedral and walking in the typical shops on the corner. The diversity in each street is so interesting, just take care of yourself and keep your important things. To be a commercial and very busy place, it is easy to be a victim of a robbery. Around you it is possible to find banks, shops, cafes and more. Just remember, it is a busy place in the day, to take a bicycle, the car is not the best option. Santiago, beautiful and so diverse city.
  • Cool place to hang out. Usually a variety of street performances going on. Good food choices close by.
  • All people living in Santiago de Chile are going there, a part the useless 'cuicos'. It's a must and not anymore dangerous like in 2000. Carabineros keep it safe strolling by the main square in the downtown.
  • Centrally located square which is frequented by tourists and visitors. Surrounded by colonial style buildings and green spaces. Neat and clean place usually crowded during day time. The lighting during the night time looks wonderful and serene. Overall worth visiting for the wonderful architecture and atmosphere👌Best way to explore the place is to walk around the paved streets. Language can be a barrier as English is not widely spoken but thankfully you have some signboards which help to navigate around.
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