Red House (Casa Colorada), Santiago

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#9 of 45 in Museums in Santiago
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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  • October 3, 2017
    It is pleasant to enter these spaces in the middle of the chaos of the Centre of santiago, a step a moment and visual break to learn something more about the history.
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  • October 3, 2017
    the remodeling was very good. good examples, well presented. It allows foreign tourists get a taste of our origins, and to compatriots learn more
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  • October 2, 2017
    Don't miss to visit the Casa Colorada, so they can find out about our culture, can enjoy diving on our history and a short summary of the why there is the House.
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  • July 18, 2017
    A beautiful place should be open
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  • October 24, 2016
    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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  • August 27, 2016
    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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  • December 3, 2011
    The Red House is a construction company!
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