Plaza de Armas
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- 98%Local Culture
- 98%Budget Travelers
- 83%History Buffs
- 68%Family Travelers
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%Business Travelers
- 51%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (22)
- Plaza de ArmasFirst to ReviewNov 07, 2013
A great city park, Plaza de Armas is, literally, the heart of Santiago (all distances to the city from around the country refer to this point). It's a lush park with tons of fountains and sculptures and roaming street performers too. It's a popular meeting spot for locals and place for kids to play--perfect for people watching.Recommended for:
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Oct 08, 2012
Plaza de Armas is the center of Santiago. You'll be standing in the plaza if you're looking at the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National History Museum. There's a subway stop at the plaza.
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Aug 15, 2012
The Plaza de Armas is the very core of Santiago. It is here that the founder of Santiago, and the leader of the Spanish Conquistadores, Pedro de Valdivia built his home (which is now the Correo Central aka Post Office).
- Plaza de ArmasMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Aug 02, 2012
Lively old world central that is easily accessible by the metro (how we got here) and multiple other modes of transportation, the Plaza de Armas is the civic center of Santiago. The pedestrian shopping streets surrounding the main plaza is quite fun to browse as well.
- Plaza de ArmasJul 05, 2012
It is essential to visit La Moneda and Plaza de Armas. There you will see a statue of Salvador Allende Gossens (a true hero.) This tells the true story of Chile - you will not see any statue of Pinochet (the dictator who overthrew the Allende elected government in 1973.)