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Red House (Casa Colorada)

Merced 860, Santiago, Chile
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This historic colonial home houses the Museo de Santiago, an informative look into the city's history.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Merced 860, Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This interesting historical red structure is located a short distance from the Plaza de Armas. It highlights the original political foundation of this wonderful city. The colonial structure is unique.

Thank JamesKMTan
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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. Fortunately, the house is still standing, despite the numerous...More

Thank Luchoruiz
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Casa Colorada (the Red House) was constructed in 1770, and is one of the few remaining colonial buildings in Santiago. It's famous for being the home of the first elected President of Chile, Don Zambrono. Also many of the superstars of the Chilean Independence movement,...More

Thank OceanPotion1
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This historical museum is well worth a visit. It was recently remodelled, and is family friendly, a good way to educate your family about Chilean history.

Thank B4801FVlucym
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The Red House (or Casa Colorada) certainly is an interesting place in the history of Santiago But the building was not befitting the importance. Nevertheless, a place to visit if you have the time.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 8 August 2017

A great surprise has been to see the detailed reconstructive work of the history of Santiago related by dioramas with the carved wood miniatures of the famous ZERREITUG, a must see in Santiago.

Thank Ricardo O
Reviewed 2 February 2017

THIS PLACE IS A VERY IMPORTANT PLACE IN SANTIAGO, is a national monumento, is protecting for the goverment, like a very historical place. has beautifull structure , for me is a must see, por turist, interesting in culture, and history of the cities,

Thank Carola G
Reviewed 28 January 2017

My wife and I walked all around this building trying to find a way inside and to tour the Museum of the City of Santiago. We were finally able to get inside when someone came out of the main door on Merced Street. This building...More

3  Thank john07_11
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Interesting place in the middle of the Santiago jungle to imagine how Colonial era was in Chile. Beauty classical architecture from 200 years ago.

Thank AbeBi
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Casa Colorada housed the Museo de Santiago, but has been closed these last few years. I'd like to know what plans are being made for it, as it's one of the few remaining historic buildings in Santiago and deserves to be seen. The five stars...More

Thank MilesCF
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