Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadanía

Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadanía

Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadanía
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric Sites
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Construction started in 1784 in the Neoclassical Architectural style to plans of Italian Architect: Joaquín Toesca and was opened in1805.
La Moneda takes up an entire block in down town Santiago and it’s home to the presidential palace, as well as the general ministry, secretary of interior and secretary to the presidency. An interesting fact about La Moneda: if the flag is flying in the presidential palace with a shield, it means the president is in the building. La Moneda is worth the time and there’s an underground parking lot that makes it easy to start exploring.
I could not find any way of exploring this magnificent building interior.

TIP: As the sun goes down the whole building takes on a lovely colour.
Written April 17, 2024
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,547 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A huge square that is in front of the Palace, currently fenced off due to the unrest, the cultural centre is located underneath the square, it is also home to one of the biggest flags flying we have ever seen.
Written February 8, 2023
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Libby in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH1,215 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
We went to see the Presidential Palace, but you can’t get close due to all the unrest recently in Santiago. They no longer have a changing of the guard and the area is all fenced off. Be aware of your surroundings when you are there as there are pickpockets that are looking for targets.
Written February 6, 2022
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Emanpee
Sydney, Australia2,737 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Above ground you have the presidential palace, an impressive building and surrounds. Includes regular changing of the guard activity if your timing right. At one end is a below ground cultural centre that is also worth visiting. A pleasant part of the city.
Written March 6, 2020
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JrnyJunkie
Cleveland, OH954 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I really wish that we had been able to get closer, but due to the protests in Santiago, they had the whole complex cordoned off.
Written March 2, 2020
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Donald J
Bellingham, WA883 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Interesting place. Most exhibits are pictures describing the countries history. It would have been nice to have wifi and english translations on bar codes next to the spanish descriptions of what they represented.
I prefer to see actual objects and found them in the stores.
Written March 1, 2020
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Sachin K
New York City, NY6,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Plaza de la Ciudadanía is a public square located in the southern part of the Palacio de La Moneda (Chile's presidential palace) in Santiago. It is wonderful to walk around the square, see some interesting buildings and monuments around and learn historical facts with a local guide. Certainly would very highly recommend visiting this plaza to any tourist.
Written February 29, 2020
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JoeFLondon
Alvor, Portugal196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had some trouble finding the entrance to this, can be a bit hidden depending where you approach it from. It is an underground center (3 floors of it) to one side of the presidential palace.

Tickets to the special exhibitions are only sold on one entrance. The rest of it is free, entrance was very cheap and the two that were on when we went (architecture and Bauhaus) were both interesting, well organized and well worth the money. The rest is mainly handicrafts and art, some for sale. There are also 2 cafes. Overall a very nice place to visit and, when we went, pretty quiet, indeed quite a haven in the busy city.
Written February 28, 2020
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browncondo2102
Kitchener, Canada1,693 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The original Presidential Palace was built in the 1700's but moved to where it is today in 1848. In 1973 President Salvador Allende Gossens committed suicide during a coup.
Because of the civil unrest in recent moths, there is a large fence surrounding the Palace so no one can look around. There were many armed police at strategic locations.
Written February 21, 2020
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MARIS Z
Sigulda, Latvia430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Building has its story about the state leader who has died in defense of his ideas and principles of leadership, as well as of the people. It is history that makes this building special, not its architecture.
Written February 14, 2020
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