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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” (14 reviews)
“chess players” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of old architecture. Central Post office, cathedral, nice place to relax. Lots of people here. Tourist officer walking around if need assistance, question answered

Thank Georgefromont
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the main square in downtown Santiago. It’s ok, but mostly just way too crowded for us, even on a weekday. Can’t imagine a weekend crowd.

Thank QuickWhitTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a busy space with performances, religious proselytising, and people just hanging out. A good way to get a sense of the diversity of people in Santiago.

Thank Ravi R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to learn about the origins of the city, since there is located the "0 km" point and some historical buildings like the national history museum, the first post office, and the cathedral. The environment is very entertaining and picturesque where the presence...More

Thank mariateresamailenc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The day we visited here it was raining yet it was still very pretty. Lots of people. Not many vendors but I wonder if that was because it was raining. Good place to visit. It’s the sightseeing hub of Santiago.

Thank Kami M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the main attractions are within walking distance. Tons of old architectural marvels. National History Museum was excellent. The is block after block of street vendors just outside the square.

Thank beagleshnout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Show the phases and progression of santiago over the centuries since it was established in 1541. It's gone through some amazing transformations over the centuries for sure.

Thank NikaNumber1
Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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
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