Plaza de las Armas
This is the historical center of the city and around the square you will find the most important
buildings of the colonial government, such as:
-The Ilustre Municipalidad building which dates from the Cabildo and the old prison from
the Colonial times.
-The Museo Histórico Nacional (National Historic Museum) with its several collections. It is
located in the old Real Audiencia Palace.
-The Correo Central building (Central Post Office), former home of the conqueror Pedro
de Valdivia, the Chilean governors and the Presidents until it was relocated in the La Moneda
-The Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral), in Neo-classical style. It is the main
church of the Catholic Church in Chile, where the first church was located. However, this is the
fifth construction built.