Plaza de Armas


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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.

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  • Address: Plaza de Armas, Santiago

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