La Moneda
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The center of Chile's history, this presidential palace is a beautiful building that occupies an entire city block on downtown Santiago.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • La Moneda • 3 min walk
  • Universidad de Chile Ahumada • 5 min walk
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Ron S
New York City, NY5,703 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The famous presidential palace is heavily guarded. You can see it only from a 300-foot distance. Both the front and the rear are complemented by spacious plazas. The rear plaza features a monument to Allende.
Written May 7, 2024
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JanetB20102013
Livingston, NJ192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Any trip to Santiago should include a stop at La Moneda. Go with a guide or maybe an audio explanation of the history. Otherwise, just another building. Changing of the guard was a bonus to our visit.
Written April 1, 2024
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Bobcat18793
Denver, CO278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Didn’t go inside because there was a military exercise going on outside (changing of the guard?) and it was cordoned off. But this is a very important site to visit because it was here that Salvador Allende, the democratically elected president of Chile, killed himself in 1973 when Augusto Pinochet and his military forces supported by the American CIA overthrew the government and plunged the country into a brutal dictatorship for the next 17 years. There is also a new monument erected during the 50th anniversary of this event to Allende’s fellow members who escaped out a side door but were captured, tortured, murdered and/or “disappeared “.
Written March 17, 2024
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Seeitalldoitall
Las Vegas, NV210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Government building with flags making for a neat picture. We did not try to tour because it was gated off. Visited on a hot day so spent only a few minutes walking round.
Written February 20, 2024
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dolphinmaniac
Detroit, MI131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
When you visit Santiago, stay at a hotel in historical area, and everything you need to see will be in walking distance. It is the government building and nicely landscaped area. One of the important sites of the city.
Written February 10, 2024
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poltor
Toronto, Canada217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Didn’t go inside but nice to see from the outside. Lots of history and beautiful architecture surrounded by open space. Near other amenities.
Written October 29, 2023
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G W
Toronto, Canada616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
If you can arrange to get a tour of the palace as you can see the interior and understand the history. Ask for an English tour if possible as they are not always available
Written July 26, 2023
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,803 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Visiting the palace during the changing of the guard, the pommp and ceremoney is quite spectacular, with horses soldiers and a band, we especially loved it when they broke into village peoples YMCA. We would have to say monty python, would be proud of there marching.
Written February 8, 2023
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JohnFromBrazil
Rio de Janeiro, RJ4,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Very interesting! It's always good to see a landmark in person. The cultural center is also interesting, especially a little shop with Chilean food items (from spices to kombucha) and the arts and crafts section. Try to see the guard change. It's also interesting.
Written May 28, 2022
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Luc S
Dendermonde, Belgium7,340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
This is the presedential palace situated on a nice square in downtown Santiago.
If you have time, you can see the changing of the guards.
Nice statue of Alende, but a bit hidden in a corner.
Written April 2, 2022
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