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. Put La Moneda at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santiago journey planning site .
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  • It is an emblematic building of democracy in chile. Recommend you see day by half the ceremony of changing of the guard that takes place between 9 to 10 hours. Very interesting. Regalame your vote
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  • Meet the La Moneda Palace in Santiago. Worth checking out the beautiful architecture of the building and observe the changing of the guard.
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  • We scheduled a visit to the La Moneda Palace and created high expectations. On the eve of the visit, already in Chile, we received an email informing of the cancellation. We went to the Palace to see the switch, which was scheduled for the 10:00. We arrived at 9:30 and had already happened. Anticipated. Result: neither the tour nor the return of guard. OK! When we set the visit, we were told it could be the cancellation for security reasons (and the day took place the visit of the President of Croatia). But there was no visit at other times! Those who were marked for 11:00 could have been relocated in other times, no? Anyway, the guards were very kind, have shown us how to reschedule ... only if it's next trip to Chile.
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  • Quite an embarrassment to show this place to Foreigner Friends. Such a dirty palace, dog poo in the park, street dogs around the palace. Surrounded by fences everywhere and smells like pee during the night and even worst during the day. Its the unfortunate reality.
  • Beautiful space. Nice shops inside as well.
  • Where : Palacio de La Moneda – Santiago - Chile Title: Nicer with the changing of guard ceremony Palacio de La Moneda is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. It also houses the offices of three cabinet ministers according Wikipedia. If you take the Free walking tour they get you there or you can just take a chance to go around Santiago downtown and for sure you will get there. You can confirm online which days of the week they have the traditional changing of guard ceremony that it’s something special to watch and you can film, take pictures, it’s pretty cool. Just get there a little earlier to get a good spot in the middle of lots of people that are waiting to see it. Again, just take care of your wallets and enjoy the history and the beautiful building architecture. Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Nice place to visit, more special during the changing of guard as mentioned, we totally recommend it.
  • 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.
  • 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..
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