Plaza de Armas, Santiago

3.9
The centerpiece of Santiago, Plaza de Armas continues to represent the pulse of the capital, full of lively locals and historic buildings. Once centered on the gallows, the square now prominently features a statue of Simon Bolivar. Stroll around the plaza to notice important landmarks like the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, the central post office building, and the city government headquarters. Grab a drink at one of many cafes, watch the street life whiz by, or shop for jewelry and souvenirs in the nearby arcade. Put Plaza de Armas and other Santiago attractions into our Santiago trip itinerary maker website, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Several iconic buildings including the cathedral line the sides of the square, which could easily pass for any European square. This reflects the colonial history of Chile and the desire to be like...  more »
  • With plenty of old stone buildings, this is where the city of Santiago developed from. Some wonderful restorations but not all accessible to inside. Also good to get a feel for the populace going...  more »
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  • We couldn't stay much time because we were on a flight connection but the time we spent the was enough to see that it has a very vibrant atmosphere and a lot of people on the street. I wood totally recommend to visit and try to find the museum's and also about the history.
  • Experiencing the Plaza de Armas was alright. I'm sure it would have been better if it weren't for the state of emergency declared in Santiago.

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