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La Moneda, Santiago
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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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  • Seat of Government of Chile. Rebuilt after the assault and destruction in the coup of 1973. Its doors are open to the public on heritage days. Building of classical architecture fronted balconies and courtyards. He is facing a South Mall and northward to the Plaza de la Constitucion.
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  • It is an attraction to meet and stroll through the city of Santiago, close to the Centre and paseo Ahumada
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  • The Palace of the Peel is the work of the architect Joaquín Toesca. Its construction began in 1784 and was opened the year 1805. Its original function was to be the currency in colonial times. Today is the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, and while it function main of Palace is Government, is possible schedule visits guided or see the change of guard that is performs each two days in the Plaza of the Constitution. A good opportunity to visit the Palace with a more extensive tour is the last Sunday in may, date in which each year is day of Cultural heritage.
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  • Edificio iconico frente a una plaza relajante
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  • Definitely recommend a tour of la moneda! Need to reserve at least a week in advance but well worth it!
  • Beautiful. Elaborate changing of the guards is worth seeing.
  • 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.