Free Tour Santiago
A free four-hour walking tour of downtown Santiago: guides work for tips only, so be prepared to offer gratuity. No booking necessary,...
Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours run to 12 stops between the Centro district and Parque Arauco mall. Check the online map for...
Plaza de Armas
Since the city's founding in 1541, the Plaza de Armas has been its symbolic heart. In colonial times a gallows was the square's grisly...
Some of the cheapest meals in town come from the string of food stands that line the Portal Fernández Concha, the arcade along the north...
Plaza de Armas · interesting places nearby
Catedral Metropolitana information
Overlooking the Plaza de Armas is the neoclassical Catedral Metropolitana, built between 1748 and 1800. Bishops celebrating mass on the lavish main altar may feel uneasy: beneath them is the crypt where their predecessors are buried. The church's exterior was undergoing renovations as of press time. They expect to pull back the curtains in June 2015.