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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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  • He name full is Palace of the currency, before is brewing there the paper currency of Chile, and then is developed in the House presidential of Chile, but retained its name but is it shortened. It is impressive!, and political center of the country. I not I could enter, but by outside da chance of imagine her beauty.
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  • Place typical history for visit, headquarters of the Presidency of the nation, request visit by mail, fabulous environmental.
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  • Interesting! Is very worthwhile! Nice to have a cup of coffee on the bottom to walk in the surroundings of La Moneda Palace
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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.