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Plaza de Armas

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Santiago´s Main Square was the principal civic center when Santiago was found by the Spaniards in the 16th century.

In Colony times, the square was used for popular activities like fairs and civil ceremonies. as well as commercial activities. During the Bernardo O´Higgins government, the commercial activity migrated to the Central Market.

In the 19th century, authorities ordered to construct gardens and a place for music in the square.

In 1999, the main square was rebuilt thanks to the construction of a new subway line. Gardens were reconstructed and it now has a more modern look.

Attractions

Cultural and historical interest zone.

Activities

Photography.

Location

Metropolitan region. Located in Santiago.

How to get there?

To Santiago: Airway, to the Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport. Also, land route, by Route Panamericana 5.

From Valparaiso: Land route, by Cuesta La Dornida (Route 68)

You can access to the main square from Ahumada, Merced, Monjitas and Catedral streets, and Plaza de Armas Metro Station (subway)

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Mediterraneo weather. There is a dry season and rains during winter time. The annual media temperature is 14ºC, and the annual media precipitation is 356.2 milimeters.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, outdoor activities.

Surroundings

Barrio Italia-Condell, Barrio Balmaceda, Barrio Bellavista, Barrio Brasil, Barrio Suecia, Barrio Concha and Toro, Barrio Lastarria, Barrio Paris-Londres, Barrio Patronato, Barrio Republica, Barrio Yungay, Caleu, Canteros de Colina, El Colorado Ski Center, La Parva Ski Center, Valle Nevado Ski Center, Santa Lucia Hill, El Arrayan, Maipú Battle Historical field, Calan Hill Observatory, Metropolitan Park, Forestal Park, Caren Lagoon and Park, Los Dominicos Town, Mapocho River, Viña Cousiño Macul.

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