Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, Santiago

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Admire the architecture and the works of art at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Both the plaza and the gallery underneath it were constructed as part of a nationwide program celebrating the 200th anniversary of Chilean independence. The former parking lot of the presidential palace was transformed into a wide plaza, and the multi-storey gallery was built to host some of the most important art exhibitions in Chile, as well as the National Film Archive and the Digital Library. The gallery showcases both classical and contemporary art from all over the world, with a full schedule of exhibits available online. If you want to take a guided tour, make an online reservation in advance. Make Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania a part of your Santiago vacation plans using our Santiago trip planner.
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  • Above ground you have the presidential palace, an impressive building and surrounds. Includes regular changing of the guard activity if your timing right. At one end is a below ground cultural centre....  more
    Above ground you have the presidential palace, an impressive building and surrounds. Includes regular changing of the guard activity if your timing right. At one end is a below ground cultural centre....  more »
  • I really wish that we had been able to get closer, but due to the protests in Santiago, they had the whole complex cordoned off. 
    I really wish that we had been able to get closer, but due to the protests in Santiago, they had the whole complex cordoned off.  more »
  • Interesting place. Most exhibits are pictures describing the countries history. It would have been nice to have wifi and english translations on bar codes next to the spanish descriptions of what... 
    Interesting place. Most exhibits are pictures describing the countries history. It would have been nice to have wifi and english translations on bar codes next to the spanish descriptions of what...  more »
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  • Fantastic Cultural center that is surprisingly hidden as it’s underneath the massive open space plaza above. There’s 2 small stairwells at either end which lead down underneath to the 2 story underground mall like area where many booths are dedicated as mini museums and others are gift shops showcasing local artwork and goods. Really enjoyed the art exhibits as they were showcasing a lot of unique pieces and many of them by less well known local artists that are only possible to be seen in Chile. There’s even a small theater although I did not get to personally experience it due to time constraints. You don’t have to budget too much time here but since everything here is free, feel free to spend as little or as much time as you would like.
  • Fantastic Cultural center that is surprisingly hidden as it’s underneath the massive open space plaza above. There’s 2 small stairwells at either end which lead down underneath to the 2 story underground mall like area where many booths are dedicated as mini museums and others are gift shops showcasing local artwork and goods. Really enjoyed the art exhibits as they were showcasing a lot of unique pieces and many of them by less well known local artists that are only possible to be seen in Chile. There’s even a small theater although I did not get to personally experience it due to time constraints. You don’t have to budget too much time here but since everything here is free, feel free to spend as little or as much time as you would like.
  • Very modern. Great to chill out, get fresh air, see an exhibition, drink or eat an organic snack.
  • .....What a stunning building back to back with the La Moneda Palace (the state-lii office of the President) where the entrance to the building is downstairs and you have to walk down a ramp to get there! It’s no dull walk because the first sighting to greet you is the water cascading down the full length of the ramps width coming from the roof-top fountain indeed a pleasant watery sound and sight. Then you are greeted by the neat signage and the big glass entrance. The level on which you arrive give you the impression of a super large atrium with smaller galleries on either side! The design of this building seems to be around “Ramps” again to get downstairs you walk down the ramps on either side. Looking down you will see a large area with comfortable simple-settees where you can sit and enjoy the shadow-video shows playing on the walls. Downstairs there are the Cinemas, a nice size restaurant, lots of smaller shops selling books, jewelry and artwork. The restroom facilities are nice and clean. It is free to gain access to this beautiful exhibition center and it is a very worthwhile experience to visit here!.....
  • Good place to sit and rest. There are restrooms.

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