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Plaza de Armas

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Address: Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago 8329001, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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This central plaza features famous monuments, the Governor's palace and is...

This central plaza features famous monuments, the Governor's palace and is the point from which all distances to other parts of Chile are measured.

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One of the main meeting places

It is arguably the main square in Santiago. A place to meet up. Sometimes there are musicians playing in the park

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Brewster, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is arguably the main square in Santiago. A place to meet up. Sometimes there are musicians playing in the park

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great historical building to spend afternoon with. easily accessed by Metro. Had a great time here in Plaza de Armas.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must if you are in Santiago. Artists, musicians, performers and lots of people. This is the center of the city. On sunday many streets are closed for pedestrians. You can find anything you need. Take your time and enjoy the spirit of the city.

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Thank Michel L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza isn't the most exciting thing ever, but it's an important central landmark in Santiago. Lots of people, vendors, pigeons.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place where all actions are, centrally located, and the landmark of Santiago. Shops restaurants all nearby. A good place for lunch/dinner.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the central plaza of the city. There is a beautiful church, the brasilica of the archbishop of Santiago. There are government buildings around the edges and on weekends you will find large crowds here, some protesting, demonstrators can be loud. Also there are major celebrations happening with large crowds. On weekends the surrrounding business district is closed, so... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the timing in November 2016 surely wasn't the best time to visit the Plaza de las Armas due to the strikes of the municipality workers (which included the people getting away the trash), did I not necessarily find the place particularly impressive or distinct, compared to all other Plaza de las Armas' of other South American cities. Probably worth... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking to get the full downtown Santiago experience this is the area to walk around. The changing of the guard is around 12pm. Make sure you hold onto your belongings and be fully aware. But nonetheless a great area to have a coffee and stroll around and see the true culture.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of people congregate here and lots of important buildings face Plaza de Armas. It is a busy place at weekends with lots of performers and activities. There is a strong police presence so possibly a place for pickpockets. Beware

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very busy plaza, surrounded by old government buildings and a huge cathedral. It is definitely a popular meeting place for the locals and very crowded, not a spare seat to be found. The plaza is a good place to find your bearings in a busy city.

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