Plaza de Dolores

sights / Squares & plazas

Lonely Planet review

East of Parque Céspedes is the pleasant and shady Plaza de Dolores, a former marketplace now dominated by the 18th-century Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores . After a fire in the 1970s, the church was rebuilt as a concert hall (Sala de Conciertos Dolores). Many restaurants and cafes flank this square. It's also Santiago's most popular gay cruising spot.