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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
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| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

This is where everybody congregates. It's like your typical city square. You go to people watch and be in the founding block of Santiago, but don't bring anything expensive/flashy -- you'll stand out like a sore thumb and be an easy target. Lots of security...More

3  Thank QuansterDallas
Reviewed 28 November 2011

The Cathedral, a tourist office, restaurants and the opportunity to sit on a park bench to take a break under palm trees.

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 23 November 2011

There are always some artists there with interesting paintings and drawings. Some nice statues and a fountain, and plaques of maps of Santiago as the city developed. Occasionally a mime is there which is entertaining, usually though it is the comedians for which you must...More

1  Thank davebrodie
Reviewed 23 November 2011

Thinking that this Plaza would be buzzing and upbeat, I instead found a boring, tired, unatmospheric area edged with horrible bars and downbeat ice-cream vendors. Stay away!

Thank tomwaits8
Reviewed 21 November 2011

Entertainment abounds while you can sit in a nice cafe over the beverage of your choice. People watch and then take in the nearby sites for a while and then come back to see the local artists displaying their work. Great architecture!

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 18 November 2011

Great architecture -post office (Palacio de los Gobrnadores), Museo Historico Nacional, municipal building and of course, the Cathedral. Entertainers out in front of the Cathedral. Locals playing chess in the gazebo.

Thank explorer1950
Reviewed 8 November 2011

The square is very impressive, with many people in the middle and the shops around. We saw many Chileans, man as well as women playing Chess at the platform at the south corner. Go north on the street where you can find one of the...More

Thank Tamir_Caspi
Reviewed 31 October 2011

There is this great book store right next to the Plaza.

Thank jorja11-608
Reviewed 28 October 2011

A great place for photos. The buildings surrounding the Plaza are beautiful, as well as the fountains in the Plaza. The Cathedral in the Plaza is a must. Beautiful inside as well as out. It seems like something is always going on in the Plaza,...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 26 October 2011

Loved it - a great place for people watching. Also a place to watch your handbag - a thief almost got mine. His partner created a diversion and he grabbed my bag & ran. He dropped it when I shouted, so it was not the...More

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Response from Vidgeraj E | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can check on google map as suggested Thanks