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Plaza de Armas

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Address: Calle Compania and Calle Estado, Santiago 8329001, Chile
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

This central plaza features famous monuments, the Governor's palace and is...

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.

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Big Open Meeting Place

a central meeting place with the National Museum of History and the Cathedral both nearby. easy access via the Metro system.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Canberra, Australia
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed coming here and did so several times. It's lively, often crowded and where many citizens chose to come to hang out and pass their spare time. There's always some street entertainment on offer, some of it brilliant, but language difficulties put some of this out of my reach. It's a good place to observe people and find... More 

Thank stephen h
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a central meeting place with the National Museum of History and the Cathedral both nearby. easy access via the Metro system.

Thank JonesesofCanberra
South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very busy place, with lots of "interesting" sideshows at evry corner. Some of them amusing. Different people watching place.

Thank Solrac24
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In some sense it is just a plaza but it is the plaza of Santiago where citizens go to protest, to state their cause and to show their support. It is worthwhile doing a bit of study before going there.

Thank Michel H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from the western United States, I am always excited when I see old buildings. Plaza de Armas did not disappoint. It was well worth the walk there. I could have sat and watched tourists for hours too.

Thank Kate M
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture surrounding is very european. There is free wifi in the square, its good to chill, enjoy the sun, and catch up on instagram. There is a lovely church beside the square

Thank Kay H
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice central square close to all the main amenities. Dominated by the Cathedral at one end, nice Spanish architecture and some nice sculptures abd trees. It's vast, much bigger than most Plaza de Armas in other cities and not as leafy. Plenty of shops and eateries on the roads leading on.

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Plaza de Armas is a square which is a very popular place for the locals with a wide variety of activities to watch. Street vendors, artisans, street performers, fountains, statues, etc.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything is at or near the plaza de armas. Here we enhiyed a tasty ice cream cone while sat in a park bench and watched people walk by. I would highly suggest checking out the artists in the plaza. The works by Ricardo Morales. I bought a painting of the national cathedral which I found extremely impressive.

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took Metro to plaza and throughly enjoyed a morning in the plaza. Wasn't overly crowded and there were artists and musicians in the plaza. Got some good pictures and it was pleasant sitting in the morning sun in front of the fountain.

Thank Seeties

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