We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Plaza de Armas

| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$280.00*
and up
Private Full-Day Tour of Santiago
More Info
US$50.00*
and up
City Tour of Santiago de Chile
More Info
US$79.99*
and up
Traditional Dinner Show in Santiago
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
This central plaza features famous monuments, the Governor's palace and is the point from which all distances to other parts of Chile are measured.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“central square” (18 reviews)
“chess players” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
| between calles Merced, Ahumada, Monjitas y Estado., Santiago 8329001, Chile
CONTACT
Website
Write a ReviewReviews (4,064)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"central square"
in 18 reviews
"main post office"
in 11 reviews
"chess players"
in 9 reviews
"street performers"
in 17 reviews
"city hall"
in 7 reviews
"national history museum"
in 6 reviews
"government buildings"
in 10 reviews
"interesting buildings"
in 8 reviews
"pick pockets"
in 7 reviews
"starting point"
in 10 reviews
"beautiful architecture"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 6 reviews
"chili"
in 37 reviews
"metro station"
in 6 reviews
"la moneda"
in 7 reviews
"walking tour"
in 12 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 525 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous architecture - heart of a vibrant city full of history, watch the locals play chess in the square whilst enjoying the atmosphere

Thank June D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is stunning. I highly recommend it. Plaza de Armas however is just a square. Nothing special in my opinion but if you’re in Santiago it’s worth a look.

Thank Courty1886
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some very nice buildings but did not feel safe. Lots of unoccupied people and prostitutes walking by at 2:00pm. Go see the buildings (post office), the Cathedral and get out.

Thank PeterBR
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the main square in Santiago with lots of history. Fantastic cathedral. But the best bit is to go to one of the bars on the square, grab a drink and maybe something to eat and watch the activity.

Thank NaturesMoments
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had 1/2 day free and decided to take a subway to Plaza de Armas. It is nice with old, main cathedral and museum. Museum was interesting, but near all of explanations were in Spanish. It was also an interesting old post office. It is...More

Thank Traveller-vp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't staying too far from here - walked down the one afternoon. Very busy, lots of people and street vendors selling all sorts of things. Lot of stores in the near by vicinity also, although not 100% sure the goods are authentic.

Thank Anastasia K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

The old city revolves around the Plaza de Armas - it is the best starting point to a walking tour of Santaigo

Thank Jeremy S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked the streets of the old town and spent time in the Plaza enjoying a public concert. The atmosphere was entertaining and colorful, filled with people having fun.

Thank rblumen1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering this is one of the central squares in Santiago, I was shocked to discover how quiet it was that night. It was also a bit dark-so I was not very comfortable in spite of a strong police presence.Lots of shops. Not that meny restaurants.

Thank Zuki D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As the premier square in Santiago I was expecting the fringes to be occupied by bars and restaurants from where I could watch the world go by. In fact there are only two on the west side. Lots of activity going on and lots of...More

Thank SgtBilkoWestSussex
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
12345653
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 204 hotels in Santiago
Ibis Santiago Estacion Central
2,098 reviews
1.46 km away
Hotel Dacarlo
100 reviews
1.55 km away
Alameda
12 reviews
1.94 km away
Hostal el Raco
59 reviews
1.98 km away
Nearby Restaurants
La Micropasta
26 reviews
1.49 km away
Heladeria Petit Bonbon
27 reviews
1.00 km away
Doggis
52 reviews
1.38 km away
Parrilladas Argentina
69 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos
5,476 reviews
1.54 km away
Parque Quinta Normal
975 reviews
1.48 km away
Museo Nacional de Historia Natural
374 reviews
1.31 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Plaza de Armas staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit