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La Moneda, Santiago

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Unfortunately on the day that we visited (Sunday) wasn't open to visitation q foiled our tour
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  • This is definitely one of the most impressive building in all of Santiago. The courtyard facing La Moneda is also huge and beautiful with statues all around. 
  • The building is beautiful, nothing too dazzling. This very well care and ordered. In seems that you can visit, but with shifts that can be removed by the web. You have to program it. I couldn't because I was told it there.
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  • Lovely architecture and an interesting history I only found out about during the tour. Try to watch the ceremony for the changing of the guards. It isn't special but a very good experience.
  • Worth seeing the changing of the guard, which was Sunday 10am when we were there. Beautiful palace worthy of a photograph.
  • This is the building that was bombed when President Allende would not leave office. The air force actually bombed this building. It is now fully restored and in great condition.
  • Very important place of Chile, and impressive architecture for photography.
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