Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana) + Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas

Two of historic Santiago’s greatest hits.

Santiago’s city center, located just south of the Mapocho River, is home to a glorious neoclassical cathedral and an equally grand 16th-century town square. This historic pair is a good starting point for those interested in Chile’s long, complex history. If you get the chance, visit Plaza de Armas at night, when the cathedral is bathed in yellow floodlights.

If You Go

Plaza de Armas
Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
South America

+56 2 2787 5600

Public Transportation: 
Transantiago serves the Plaza de Armas

Recommended time to spend: 
At least two hours

Where to stay

Radisson Ciudad Empresarial Santiago

Situated within walking distance of Espacio Riesco, Radisson Ciudad Empresarial Santiago is also positioned closely to the beaches and shops of Vina Del Mar. To make transportation easier for their guests, the hotel offers complimentary parking and an airport transfer service.

nearby attractions

Santa Lucía Hill (Cerro Santa Lucía)

A peaceful hilltop green space in downtown Santiago.

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Santiago’s bohemian quarter.

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Museum of Memory and Human Rights

A sober reminder of the horrors of the Pinochet regime.

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