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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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  • Appreciate that environment of several more squares where the view is lost admired by his Majesty, with these sources of water which gives a bit of tranquility and beauty.
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  • Must-see, patio bonito, nice photos. recommend going on even days by the ceremony of the changing of the guard!
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  • He had been repeatedly in Santiago, but for one thing or another I had never gone to La Moneda. A great sadness however me being in a place where a President elected by the people, which was bombed by their own armed forces are killed, etc. etc. is worth going and remember
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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.