The Plaza de las Armas square acts as the nucleus of the city of Santiago’s historical centre. The square was built at the same time as the city, in the middle of the 16th century. Previously, the location had been used as an Inca kancha, complexes associated with the state’s administrative centres. This point of interest acts as the point of entry to the city’s post office, the Illustrious Municipality of Santiago and the National History Museum, which also houses the impressive Royal Court Palace. In addition, although it was remodelled in 2014, the Plaza de Armas square still offers a splendid view of an impressive historical monument: the Cathedral of Santiago. This historic building from the early nineteenth century passed through the hands of three different architects, although it never strayed away from its neoclassical style. The Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Attached to the building is the Archbishop’s Palace, the Sagrario Parish and the temple, all of which are considered to be national monuments by the city’s administration.The Plaza de Armas square is not only the historical centre of the city. It is also the breeding ground of culture and daily life in Santiago. Nearby, you can discover the city’s local businesses as well as many trendy restaurants, cafes and several shops. The area is usually crowded with thousands of visitors and tourists who want to soak up the city’s culture in this historic epicentre. Although it is easily accessible for pedestrians, if you drive by car we recommend parking at one of our Saba car parks. The closest one is on 21 de Mayo Street. These car parks are available 24 hours a day and offer modern services, such as unlimited Wi-Fi.