Plaza de Armas, Santiago

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Scenic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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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  • The Cajon del Maipo has one natural beauty filled with hot springs and ice caps on the mountains that surround the place. The Cerro Santa Luzia Is Mountain in downtown Santiago. You can go up in...  more »
  • We wandered around here on a Sunny Sunday afternoon, and although not packed with people, it was still quite busy with families and couples taking a stroll. This is the center piece of the initial...  more »
  • 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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