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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Plaza de Armas is a must while in Santiago! I recommend going during the day and maybe on a weekend. definelty a lot more lively than at night

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 1 week ago

How did they DO that? Reach into my pocket at the front of my body and steal my phone? Other than that, it's a busy place on the weekend with buskers etc. The church is magnificent and the museum very good. But spoiled somewhat by...More

1  Thank Janine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a place for people who like people. It is a big and nice square full of people sitting on benches, playing, talking or simply passing by, there you can find other nice places to visite.

Thank Alexandre S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing much to do there, packed with people. Beware of pickpockets during holiday seasons. There's plenty of tourist guides in there.

Thank folivetti
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good walk around the square plenty of people out buskers ,dancing, and people preaching to the world .It was cool to see what was going on there.

Thank Albeer23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This plaza looked so lovely on the pictures, but I was extremely disappointed by it. I guess it's because I was expecting something like the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. It was more like the one in Santa Fe or Mexico City. All the buildings...More

Thank RealTravelman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The park is very peaceful, and although crowded by natives and tourists alike, it's a nice place to sit as you go through Santiago Centro. The Correo Central and the Catedral are right there so you have two more sights in close proximity.

Thank Zach D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a lot of sights, for example Cathedral de Metropolitano, zero kilometer signs, and old copper map of the city, post office etc. Worth to walk around and after drink a coffee in the corner of the square.

Thank peterbago
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Santiago is a pleasant place in December, and Plaza de Armas is at its centre. You will enjoy the beautiful buildings and the square itself, but for the buzz part of the city, go consider Bella Vista.

Thank Piotr Maciej K
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great bustling plaza in the heart of downtown which was the original center of Santiago. I went on a Saturday morning to meet the free walking tour (daily at 10am and 3pm) in front of the Cathedral in Plaza de Armas and got a great...More

Thank Govfled712
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