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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“central square” (18 reviews)
“chess players” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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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"
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"city hall"
in 7 reviews
"central post office"
in 8 reviews
"national history museum"
in 6 reviews
"government buildings"
in 10 reviews
"pick pockets"
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"starting point"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
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"walk around"
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"chilli"
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"metro station"
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"walking tour"
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"south america"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank stefdoj
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Reissajasuomesta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank PUMBRIDGE
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Given the Capital City I had anticipated a somewhat larger Plaza, suggesting the Plaza came afterwards. Albeit it is surrounded by buildings of historical interest and relevance to the country.Today it was very crowded and in one corner a solo singer, popular with folks, another corner...More

Thank Jnanayog
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

It was a beautiful day and we were exploring the square with loads of other tourists and locals. I felt to tickling on my neck and suddenly my gold necklace was gone - the thief was good - I barely felt him and he was...More

Thank Marta J
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Full of life, noisy and picturesque. Surely a trip in Santiago should not pass it by. Has the spiritof the Spanish presence along with reminiscences of the Incas.

Thank Jan V
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