Red House (Casa Colorada), Santiago

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Admire the colonial Red House (Casa Colorada), an 18th-century home that now houses the city museum. Built in 1769, the house features a clay-tiled roof, balconied windows, and red-hued walls, which make a fine example of colonial architecture. Walk through the two large courtyards to get to the museum, which occupies five of the house's rooms and contains artifacts dating from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Make Red House (Casa Colorada) part of your personalized Santiago itinerary using our Santiago trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The Casa Colorada is one example of the Chilean colonial architecture, built in 1769. The evolution of the city affected the aristocratic character of the House, which, after the transformation of the surrounding arrived to become even a shopping mall. In 1977 the House was declared a national monument and, after the restoration works in 1981, became one of the first museums in Santiago.
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  • Worth a visit, it is also in the civic district, easily accessible by bus or metro, also just steps from the plaza de armas
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  • This is the house where a group of neighbours, back in the early 1800s, gathered in order to discuss the question of Independence for Chile. The owner was Mateo de Toro y Zambrano at that time. Fortun...  more »
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  • The Casa Colorada owes its name to that in 1888, the façade was covered with a natural red dye. The distinguished owner "conquest Conde don Mateo de Toro y Zambrano" ordered its construction in 1769 the Portuguese master Joseph de la Vega. 10 years it delayed its construction and its structure broke with architectural era cannons, since it was the first House of two floors which in its facade of brick on the ground floor, covered it stones
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  • Important place, should hurry in the works for its total opening to the public and tourists. It is an important focus of the historical heritage of Chile.
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  • The Red House is a construction company!
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