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Things to do in Plaza de Armas

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“The Plaza de Armas is the main square of Santiago, the capital of Chile. It is the centerpiece of the initial layout of Santiago, which has a square grid pattern. This urban design was accomplished by Pedro de Gamboa, which was appointed by Pedro de Valdivia in 1541.”
  • 150 locals recommend
Church
“The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago is the seat of the Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, currently Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, and the center of the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile.”
  • 46 locals recommend
History Museum
“National History Museum. Next to it there's the Main Post Office building and Municipalidad de Santiago, the local government building”
  • 40 locals recommend
Plaza
“Varios edificos historicos como la catedral, el correo y la municipalidad. Several historical edificos as the cathedral, the mail and the county. Vários edificos históricos como a catedral, municipio ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Plaza
“This is a great square, mostly all-pedestrian with few cars. Lots of benches to sit and watch the world go by. The main cathedral is on one side - a very impressive building - and the General Post office on the other side, there is also a free museum ( Museo Historico Nacional) next to the post office and a Tourist Information Centre where you can find free maps and information.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Post Office
“En su interior esta un museo donde se pueden apreciar estampillas y monedas historicas de chile”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Municipalidad de Santiago*. Este edificio de estilo neoclásico data de 1785 y fue diseñado por el reconocido arquitecto Joaquín Toesca. Se encuentra al costado norte de la Plaza de Armas.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Center of Historic Santiago. On the west side of the plaza is the Catedral de Santiago - Chile's most important, historical and largest catholic cathedral”
  • 5 locals recommend
Road
“Plaza de Armas, Museums, Santiago Cathedral, Tourist information office and Restaurants ”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Although the city has grown since February 12, 1541 and modernity has advanced, many of the vestiges of these first years of life are still intact and protected as a Historic Center.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Plaza
“Metro Plaza de Armas, te permite conectividad a la linea 5 del metro de Santiago. - Preferir en horarios Valle (10:00 a 17:00) - Abierto hasta las 23:00 - Se requiere tarjeta BIP (se compra en todas las estaciones)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lodging
“La Plaza de Armas de Santiago fue el principal núcleo cívico desde la fundación de la ciudad por los españoles.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Es un lugar que tiene menos de un año, se caracteriza por tener comida típica y buenos precios. Esta ubicado en KM 0 de la ciudad, frente a la Plaza de Armas, donde tambien podras recorrer museos, Catedral.”
  • 1 local recommends

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