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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Santiago
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| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
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This is a great square, mostly all-pedestrian with few cars. Lots of benches to sit and watch the world go by. The main cathedral on one side - a very impressive building - and other institutions of note on the periphery. The square itself is...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Santiago is no different than anywhere else: the main center of town from the early founding days is always the Plaza de Armas.. with a cathedral on one side, a hotel on one side, government buildings and the post office on another, museums, city hall,.....More

Thank VirginiaCW
Reviewed yesterday

No trip to Santiago would be complete without a visit to the Plaza de Armas. Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago in 1541 and established today’s historic square. The first thing that caught my eye were the twin towers of the Metropolitan Cathedral; then the unexpected...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots going on there on a Saturday. The national history museum will take 2+ hrs, the precolumbian museum is just a block away. Lots of artwork and good ice cream available.

Thank Caf80
Reviewed 2 days ago

A central area for tourists, there is so much so see in the area. You have the cathedral, the post office, the walking areas, palaces and museums. Everything radiates off the central square. A whole afternoon might be too short to delve into the area...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a nice square with a little park and some colonial buildings around it. Not too spectacular, however. If you compare it to the Plaza de Armas of other cities like Lima for instance, it is much smaller and less beautiful. Lots of people...More

Thank Unelma333
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a pleasant, quite small plaza with many historic buildings surrounding it. Nice vibe with many locals enjoying each other's company around the square. You could stroll around it in 30 minutes.

Thank 8MikeM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This square is huge. Here you have the feeling of old Santiago with its Cathedral, the Historic Museum building and Municipality of Santiago among others. There is also a statue of Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia.

Thank SIBARITA0305
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of hustle and bustle in this center square. Walking tours meet here, including the free walking tours. Close by is the Catedral Metropolitana, Museo Historico, Ex Congreso Nacional, and Municipalidad de Santiago.

Thank product-of-canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy plaza with people hanging around, selling stuff or just sitting down for a quick lunch outside. Didn’t find it too interesting so just walked thru on our walk at the city.

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AmosNeasley
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Response from Vi E | Reviewed this property |
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