Plaza de Armas

Santiago

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Plaza de Armas

Located in the heart of Santiago is Plaza de Armas, the centerpiece of the city. Initially, Santiago was designed around this central square in a grid pattern. A fountain in the middle of the square celebrates libertador (liberator) Simón Bolívar who emancipated Latin America from Spanish control. The historic center of Santiago around Plaza de Armas is home to a variety of museums and impressive works of architecture that line several pedestrian precincts.

Do & See

As a travel destination, Santiago is often overlooked and misjudged as a layover on the journey to another city in Chile, another country in South America, or another international destination. However, its perfect location between the Andes and the ocean will give you endless opportunities to explore the surrounding nature while Santiago itself will enchant you with a unique mix of ancient tradition and modern influences. Here are some of the things you should not miss when visiting Santiago: