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Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

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  • 83%
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  • 81%
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  • 68%
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  • 51%
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  • 51%
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  • Plaza de Armas
    Liza Prado
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    5 Nov 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.

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  • Plaza de ArmasPro 2014
    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Oct 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.

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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Aug 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).

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    Mel S Wong
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    4 Aug 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.

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  • Plaza de Armas
    Kate Rivas
    5 Jul 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.)

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    Anthony of FreedomYear.com
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Love the life of the central plazas in Latin America. Here is the main post office with modern office building

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  • Plaza de Armas
    Ari Furman
    4 Nov 23, 2012

    Heart of the city, great and busy during the day. Not to go at night

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  • Plaza de Armas
    Willy A. Suys
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    5 Jul 08, 2012

    just sit down and watch the life around you, artists, photographers, children playing, etc.

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    Selena Facal
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Very nice.!!!

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  • Plaza de Armas
    Wandering Tumbleweed
    2 Jul 04, 2012

    Used to be a great plaza, now it's been converted into a concrete square, with little greenery.

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Description:

This broad, open plaza was founded nearly half a millennium ago by city founder Pedro de Valdivia, and still serves as the civic and social center of the city. Though the Plaza once held a gallows, it's now filled with strolling santinguinos, art shows, comedians and street theater productions. It is surrounded by historic buildings, including the Catedral Metropolitano, the Governor's Palace (now the Central Post Office), and the historic Court of Justice (now the Natural History Museum). Some 470 years after its original construction, it's still the best place in town to sit with an ice cream and watch Santiago bustle by.
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