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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
| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

There's always something happening, and you're near everything. Go!

Date of experience: February 2012
Thank Momowow
Reviewed 5 February 2012

This is one of the most unusual squares I've ever been in. As you come out of the subway the buildings around that corner of the square are 60's horrible and the feel is very menacing but as you walk into middle and see the...More

Date of experience: March 2011
1  Thank KatePnz
Reviewed 3 February 2012

It is where all the republic began. The national museum tells the story of the country.

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

Plaza de Armas is a fun and on the go place. There are artists at work, magicians, people sitting, people walking, people preaching, all sorts of activity. It's beautifully set out with plenty of trees and gardens and surrounded by intricate buildings. A great place...More

2  Thank Ron R
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Government House (La Moneda) is very nice, also you can see all kind of street/ artists, you can get your portrait anytime.

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank Valeria2012
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Be very careful. Pickpockets are everywhere. The plaza was very busy. It was okay but nothing spectacular.

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank falcon10156
Reviewed 29 January 2012

It's a pretty great plaza. People are selling stuff..doing magic tricks...eating...hanging out...kids are playing in the fountain. We had a view from our hostal (from way up high), and that was the most fun...to watch the plaza change through out the day.

Date of experience: November 2011
1  Thank LifeDocumented
Reviewed 26 January 2012

This is a really cool square with a sense of Santiago's past. The conquistadores built a Plaza de Armas as the central point in every city from where the streets would first emanate. Pedro de Valdivia, the Spanish Conquistador who founded Santiago in 1541 designed...More

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank IrishGuinness1690
Reviewed 22 January 2012

The Plaza de Armas is a nice square with some lovely buildings around it. There are usually some street performers and artists around to entertain the crowds. It's nice to sit on a terrace in the sun and just watch people walk by. However, I...More

Date of experience: January 2012
1  Thank BobKop
Reviewed 22 January 2012

350 pesos to use the public toilets which are cleaner than you find in some hotels. Baby changing facilities etc etc. Free walking tour (in English) starts here at 10am and 3am and should be one of the first things you do, as it brings...More

Date of experience: December 2011
2  Thank 3Dolly3
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Response from Vi E | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can check on google map as suggested Thanks