A very big plaza, great with abundant Chilean palms and trees, a space to take a walk to rest just seat a see people going. You obtain sketchers, painters who sell their works. To its environs you have the Church main cathedral, the mail, real palace hearing. Also you have Coffee outdoors, one of the lateral street have internal runners you found all a block of restaurants where you can eat.
Una plaza muy grande con abundantes palmas chilenas y árboles, Un espacio para pasear descansar o hasta leer. Consigues dibujantes, pintores que venden sus obras. A sus alrededores tienes la Iglesia catedral, el correo, palacio real audiencia. También tienes Café al aire libre, uno de los corredores internos encontraras toda una cuadra de restaurantes donde puedes comer
Localizado na Plaza de Armas ao lado do museo histórico, o prédio do Correo Central, é um dos poucos de estilo eclético que ainda estão de pé na cidade, muito bonito mesmo.
Umbicado en la Plaza de Armas, ao lado de lo Museo Historico Nacional, la construcion del Correo Central, es una las ultimas de estylo eclético que ainda se quedan en la ciudad, una construccion muy linda.
Located on Plaza de Armas the Central Post Office building, next to the Historic Museum, is one of the last buildings in builted in ecletic style left in Santiago, a very beautifull building indeed
Na Plaza de Armas se encontram os maiores marcos arquitetonicos de Santiago, tirando o palácio la Moneda e a Biblioteca e o Arquivo nacional.
Lá estão, A Catedral Metropolitana, o Correo Central, O Museo Historico Nacional, a estatua de Pedrod e Vadivia, o fundador de Santiago e também, alguns bons e baratos restaurantes.
En la Plaza de Armas se quedam los mayores, marcos arquitectonicos de Santiago sin ser el palacio La Moneda y la Biblioteca y el Arquivo Nacional.
Alla se quedan la Catedral Metropolitana, El Museo Historico Nacional, el Correo Central y la esculptura de Pedro de Valdvia el fundador de la ciudad, y tambien alguns buenos y baratos restaurants.
In the Plaza de Armas is where it´s located the Santiago´s biggest architectural landmarks, besides La Moneda and the National Library complex.
There are the Metropolitan Catedral, The Central post Office, And the National historical museum, besides some great cheap restaurants.
During the day Plaza de Armas is a heart of the city. This beautiful place traces back to Pedro de Valdivia, the founder of the city, and the year 1541. In that era there was a protected area in the middle for guarding the arms. Its name was taken from the military and has been called that ever since.
This is THE place where people meet, where pass by all the tourists. You will find there local artists selling they paintings, and some of majors touristic attractions of Santiago.
Palacio de la Real Audiencia is an beautifully preserved colonial building that houses today the Museo Histórico Nacional (March-Dec Tues-Sun 10am-5.30pm; Jan & Feb Tues-Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 10am-1.30pm; 500 pesos, free on Sundays) where you can learn a lot about history of Chile.
On the west side of the square you cannot miss a gorgeous cathedral. Near by you can also see a big, old white building of the Correo Central (main post office) which used to be a presidential palace, and also spectacular Municipalidad (townhall). The majestic equestrian statue on the place comemorate Pedro de Valdivia, founder of the city.
All distances in Chile are measured from a metallic spot located in the midlle of the place.
If you go to Santiago dont miss Plaza de Armas. At first sight it is just like any other plaza you've seen. But the contrast between the architecture in Santiago's Cathedral, The Correio central and the modern building near them is really impressive.
To reach Plaza de Armas take the subway (which is very civilized) or take a taxi. I dont recommend riding the buses.
The Plaza de Armas is not only the heart of downtown's Santiago, but also a centre for most activities and almost a compulsory place to cross by for anybody walking in the centre.
It is also the Kilometre 0 for all the distances measured for the Pan American Highway. This is, right from here, there are -for example- 2100 kilometres north to Arica, or 1044 south to Puerto Montt, or exactly 1000 to the last shrub of vegetation in the desert, before the Atacama desert becomes of a Martian-like barrenness and sterility.
Albeit recently remodelled -in a way that somewhat recalls Mexico City's Zocalo- it retains their lively activity, in the form of street artists and painters, tarot readers and Sunday plays in the music stand.
It also becomes quite crazy on Friday and Saturday nights, and a showcase for Peruvian immigrants on Sunday afternoons (actually, their NW corner is called Peque?a Lima, which stands for "Little Lima", given the huge amount of Peruvians that hang up 'round there).
Plaza de armas is surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Santiago Municipality (Mayor's House) and the 17th century -although fully refurbished- Portal Fernandez Concha.
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The main plaza of Santiago is a nice place ot stay, to wander around, to enjoy the warm sun of summer, to watch the street shows... In short, to relax...
La principale place de Santiago est un endroit bien sympa pour flaner, se promener, profiter du doux soleil de l'ete, regarder les spectacles de rues... En bref, pour se relaxer...
This map is located just in front of the National Museum of History, on the floor of the Plaza de Armas. It shows how Santiago was by 1712. You can see the typical spaniard "manzanas" right next to each other. This is how Santiago was supposed to be. Pedro de Valdivia, Santiago's founder, might have never imagined that it was going to become so big. Huge in fact.
Downtown Santiago still has the colonial streets and the original manzanas.
This building is one of the nicest ones at the Plaza de Armas. It was built in the 19th century and became after a few years the central post office. It still being used for this purpose, and it's a national monument.
This museum was actually built as Santiago's city hall. It's now the National Museum of History. It gives quite a good insight on chilean history, so if you want to know more about the country, it's definately a must see.
The Plaza de Armas, Santiago's main square is surrounded by very old buildings.The Metropolitan Cathedral, on the western side of the plaza, stands on the same spot where the first church in Santiago was once built; to the north are three important buildings: the Post Office, the National Museum of History and the Townhall of Santiago.
The buildings are typical old colonial spanish buildings, and they're worth a picture. Be careful of pickpockets.
Walking around Santiago's central district gives you a good view of the historical buildings sprinkled around the city. Here's the Correo Central (central post office), located on the Plaza de Armas in the heart of Santiago.
In the Plaza de Armas is this unique sculpture, the Monument to the Indigenous People. It celebrates Chile's Indian culture and people.
Gathering place in the city center. This is a great place to grab a bite to eat or watch street performers. Many of Santiago's best preserved colonial buildings are around this square.
It looks like a palace of a rich family but in fact it is Correio Central, the general post-office of Santiago, built at Plaza de Armas, just opposite of the cathedral.