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La Moneda, Santiago

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Government Building
Originally a mint opened by colonial rulers in 1805, La Moneda became the seat of the Chilean government in 1845. The mint continued to produce coins until 1929, fulfilling its dual purpose. The building's most turbulent time came during the coup d'etat in 1973, when the Chilean air force loyal to Augusto Pinochet bombarded the palace and caused damage still visible today. You can arrange an English-language guided tour of the palace via email at least one week before your visit. Take a look at our Santiago tourist route planner to schedule your visit to La Moneda and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • La Moneda palace is an amazing place with tons of history everywhere. If you want to visit the interior you must fill an online form at least two weeks before the visit (if there's availability they'l...  more »
  • Before visiting the Government Palace, my wife and I learned about the violent history of this former Mint Building. There was a violent military coup that overthrew Salvadore Allende's government. In...  more »
  • Nice place to visit. You can walk in to see nice garden inside. Nice plaza in the front. Tale a guide if possible.  more »
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  • I admire the Values and Human side of President Michelle Bachelet ,she brings light to the Le Moneda Palace ,and wish to the great people of Chile always to follow the human Values of Liberte Egalite Fraternite ..that after all remains in this World we live..
  • The best part is the ceremony for change of guards which happens every alternate day. The band plays amazing songs. You can pre book tours of the palace if you want to go inside.
  • Please take an appointment for FREE tour in this place by website. is "a must to see". Recomiendo que tomar con Antelacion el tour gratuito al Palacio.
  • This used to be the state treasury and is 'lightly' guarded with a dozen police or so around the perimeter. Nice park to rest and if you're lucky, they might have the changing of the guard whilst you're there
  • When I visited (in 1975) it was visible the shooting holes from 1973 militar coup.