SANTIAGO | Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square) is a large plaza in Santiago’s civic district. It occupies an entire city block and is surrounded by numerous buildings that house government departments such as the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Banco Central de Chile and the Intendencia de Santiago. One one side is the Palacio de La Moneda, the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile.
The plaza was originally built in 1935 on the site of the then named Ministry of War. It was remodelled into its current Italian neoclassical form in 1983, and most recently renovated in 2013. Much of the plaza is grassed and it’s popular with locals as a spot to enjoy lunch or simply relax. It is the site of many important political and cultural events in Chile’s history, and dotted throughout the plaza you will find statues commemorating important Chilean political figures.
Throughout the year, events such as fairs, exhibitions and artistic presentations occur here, and twice a day visitors can see the changing of the of guard of Carabineros de Chile.
Plaza de la Constitución
Avenue Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins 1111
Open 24 hours.