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Plaza de Armas

| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
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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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"central square"
in 18 reviews
"chess players"
in 10 reviews
"street performers"
in 18 reviews
"city hall"
in 7 reviews
"central post office"
in 8 reviews
"national history museum"
in 6 reviews
"government buildings"
in 10 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 7 reviews
"starting point"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"chilli"
in 37 reviews
"metro station"
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"walking tour"
in 12 reviews
"south america"
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"benches"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Staying in the hostel of the same name six stories above the square you can always catch the hustle and bustle. It is very lively and very beautiful it is a bit scatty very late at night but it is very comfortable during the day...More

Thank travellingjacko
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to sit and relax and just people watch. Bought some snacks at a tienda (small store) a few blocks away, parked myself down on a bench and took it all in. Lots of street performers, musicians and the like out...More

Thank Gabriel002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plaza de Armas is the main square in Santiago downtown. There are located many historical buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral, City Hall, National Historical Museum, etc...Good for a walk.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Lively public square in midday on a weekday. Lots of benches for people watching. Surrounding streets a bit seedy. Close to the pre-Colombian museum and central market.

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

A popular entertainment and meeting place. Unfortunately there are only few restaurants, cafes and terraces around. Those few who were, were overpriced.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I visited this area in the morning and afternoon. In the morning it is a lot quieter, and when the paths are getting cleaned, but you have a better opportunity to look around at not only the buildings but also at the area inside the...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The square is surrounded by many classic buildings many of which have been rebuilt after earthquakes. The palm trees are a bit of a mystery as the trunks appear to be covered with concrete and several are held up with steel supports

Thank ioan_wilson
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Nice place to stop and sit and people watch however we didn't feel that there was much to see. We didn't stay long.

Thank Bec456
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

On a Saturday afternoon this place is buzzing with people and entertainers. We enjoyed just wandering around the plaza watching and listening...

Thank Col I
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

It's so central and such a magnet that you really can't get away with a visit to Santiago without crossing Plaza de Armas. On two days we saw it all - artists sketching, dancers dancing (it actually appeared to be a formal ballet on one...More

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