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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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  • Very interesting place to meet! Right in front there is a flag of Santiago, which is something beautiful to see!
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  • In these areas a traveler becomes isolated and opens to the world nice area landscaped and Central quiet easy to get full of bars and refreshment bars various Recommended
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  • The changing of the guard of the La Moneda Palace and without doubt an unforgettable attraction and binding. The day I went to watch had their luck played as a tribute to Brazilian Music Aquarela do Brazil, it was exciting.
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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.