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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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  • Only the memory of the worst period of the dictatorship, a monument that is not attractive. Only the history of what in the occurred
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  • Is the workplace of the Government, that's when Salvador Allende died, has guided tours, but I couldn't buy a ticket, on odd-numbered days to 11 hours has the watch changes.
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  • The La Moneda Palace, one of the most important and beautiful monuments of Chile. Next is the cultural centre with exhibition and free visits in the morning with shops, cafés and free wifi. Behind la moneda it by 11 am and made the changing of the guard, an experience not to be missed.
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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.