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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  • October 5, 2017
    The reservation has to be made with a certain advance (minimum 15 days) separated by language of the visitor. Staff were very friendly, place steeped in history. Enjoy to schedule the day there is the changing of the guard, magnificent spectacle.
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  • October 5, 2017
    A place full of history, which has countless memories, positive and negative for the people of Chile.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Impressive architecture is a place full of stories, because it was bombed during the dictatorship by tanks and planes and where the President died during the same. Nice place to take pictures next to the subway with same name, I think the key point of this place is the return of guard who happens to 10 hours on weekdays and 11:00 on weekends and holidays. This site is a stopping point in any city tour. La moneda has two areas in front where the exchange of guards the Praza de Constitución and Plaza there of there Citizenship well lined and with a beautiful garden.
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  • June 3, 2017
    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..
  • July 12, 2017
    I couldn't find the scars on the building from the CIA led coup attempt in the 1970. So be sure to look for them.
  • January 22, 2017
    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.
  • March 4, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    The beauty. The history.

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