This beautiful plaza traces back to Pedro de Valdivia and the year 1541, and constitutes the center of Santiago. In that era ... More
Plaza de Armas
This beautiful plaza traces back to Pedro de Valdivia and the year 1541, and constitutes the center of Santiago. In that era there was a protected area in the middle of the settlement for guarding the arms. Its name was taken from the military and has been called that ever since. All distances in the country are measured from this spot today. The beautiful surroundings of the park hold the history of the country, represented by important buildings such as the Real Audiencia and the Home of the Governors of Chile. The city's Cathedral is located on one side of the Plaza. It also holds the equestrian statue of Pedro de Valdivia, founder of Santiago.
One of Chile's governors, Jose Antonio Manso de Velasco, used to live in this beautiful colonial style home, which dates
back to the year 1730, and whose large walls are painted in red. In the beginning of the Republic ...
This modern art gallery in the Alonso de Córdova district has two floors. It mounts collective and individual exhibitions in
a variety of genres such as painting, sculpture and engraving. The gallery is run by its owner, Isabel Aninat, ...
Plaza de Armas was known as Huacaypata (Warrior Square in quechua) in Inca times and is believed to have been
designed by Manco Cápac. A magnificent Cathedral and the Church of La Compañía flank it on two sides. The ...