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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  • Neoclassical, very nice architecture for shooting. Guided tours during the year can be, but must be scheduled in advance. Fortunately, after talking with the policeman who guards the entrance, then responsible for on-site visits, we allow and provided a guided tour through the building, only for us. We met two chambers, both Senate members, and the Hall of honor, and some anecdotes told by the Guide. If possible, schedule your visit and go, you won't regret it.
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  • No tourists are really allowed in there but it's worth viewing from the outside and admiring this beautiful piece of architecture.  more »
  • located close to the plaza of weapon this place has a beautiful infrastructure that you can photograph
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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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