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Templo Votivo de Maipu, Santiago

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History and architecture enthusiasts love Templo Votivo de Maipu, a grandiose church built in honor of Our Lady Carmen and Bernardo O'Higgins, a 19th-century Chilean independence leader. The church was commissioned in the 1940s as part of a nationwide competition to devise a new national monument and mark O'Higgins' efforts in Chile's independence. Use our Santiago vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Templo Votivo de Maipu and other attractions in Santiago.
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  • Is easy to get there by the subway.This Temple has an amazing architecture. "Del Carmen" museum is really cheap, so you can take a look about the story of Chile Independence and also about the Temple....  more »
  • If you going to Santiago, you shouldn't miss it! The Templo is amazing. It is located in Maipu, around 30 minutes from the downtown if you take the subway. The architecture is simply beautiful. It is ...  more »
  • We arrived in Santiago but needed to wait at the airport for a number of hours until the rest of our family arrived. Wanted to see 'something' but not go into the City. Took a taxi to the Templo in Ma...  more »
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  • Beatifull zone..
  • Very nice welcoming even to be a religious place is very attractive both in history as in architecture has a great tourist attraction by history which means for the country also has some additional totaling attractiveness as a Museum, the viewpoint and your backyard ideal for meditation
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  • The temple is quite large, there's tour and is a must the "mirador". Access is by lift and you pay a small fee to access $1,000 pesos. Upstairs you can see the whole town of Maipu, there is a glass floor where you can see the temple upstairs and a wind rose that indicates the distance of some points, inclusive of Aparecida do Norte. Must-see.
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  • Cute place, as if meant religious as by architecture, parks, museums and viewpoint
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  • A historical place... inside the temple there is a museum with memories of the visit of the Pope Juan Pablo II and a viewpoint where you can see all Santiago.
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