Plaza de Armas, Santiago

3.6
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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  • This is a lovely plaza with some interesting building facades showing the influence on the city’s architecture. The cathedral is worth wandering through and the square is a melting pot of the cities c...  more »
  • Place to rest a few moments and visit the cathedral, the Mail, the museum, the portals packed with fast food business Chilean style and some more restaurants that offer interesting letters. There is a nearby metro station, so it is easily accessible.
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