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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  • When the Spanish Conquestadores laid out the grid for many cities in the Americas, they frequently designed a central open area surrounded by buildings. This was in case of attack, the inhabitants cou...  more »
  • Interesting for the position in the city, but I did not feel safe by crossing it, now the buildings around are sensational.
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