Ex Congreso Nacional, Santiago
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Six grand colonnades adorn the stately and elegant facade of Ex Congreso Nacional, where Chilean Congress once met until the socialist government was overthrown by the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship in September 1973. Congress was then moved to a new location, leaving the old building to be declared a national monument in 1976. Original construction began in 1851, but the building was rebuilt in 1901 following a devastating fire. Exotic trees and plants fill the garden that surrounds the building. Sit on the lawns, have a picnic in the shade, and admire the building's architecture from the exterior. Public access to the interior is offered on a limited basis. Use our Santiago trip generator to arrange your visit to Ex Congreso Nacional and other attractions in Santiago.
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  • It is an important historical building of the city and where this library for those who are studying law, has beautiful gardens can enter prior control of security
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  • . This closed and can only see off the bars. Facades with columns that recall the Pathernon of Rome. Began to be erected in 1858, being completed in 1876. It worked until the seizure of power by Pinochet in 1973. Today accommodates the premises of the Senate and the House. In the gardens, has a statue of the Virgin Mary that was installed in tribute to 2000 killed in a Major fire in 1863 in Iglesia Compañia de Jesús, which was located nearby
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  • A place historical in the center of the city, is wonderful find you with this type of buildings and the history that have
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  • Beautiful place. I finally met him!
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  • The French architect Claude Françoise Brunet was responsible for preparing the plans the work was inaugurated in 1876, during the Government of Federico Errázuriz Zañartu. The Ministry of Justice in the building was installed in 1973 and in 1990 the Parliament moved to Valparaiso, to put an end to the centralism in the country.
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  • Former National Congress which ran until his transfer to Valparaiso in 1990. Architectural beauty with beautiful gardens.
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