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Ex Congreso Nacional

Compania y Catedral, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2674 7800
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Inaugurated in 1901 by President Federico Errázuriz Echaurren, this was the meeting site for the National Congress. Today this national monument, with its neoclassical French designs and Corinthian order columns along with its gorgeous gardens is now used as the offices for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
30 Aug 2017
“Mixed Reactions”
4 Mar 2017
“Beautiful building ”
Compania y Catedral, Santiago, Chile
+56 2 2674 7800
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had mixed reactions when we passed by the Former National Congress Building in Santiago. The building was impressive and the history behind it was interesting but unfortunately we were unable to gain access.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

No tourists are really allowed in there but it's worth viewing from the outside and admiring this beautiful piece of architecture.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 24 January 2015

While walking several blocks away from the City Center, we came across this beautiful white building with landscaped garden. We learned that it is the Ex Congresso. We saw some people milling around the front/entrance of the building and asked the guard if we could...More

2  Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

This huge neoclassical building once housed Chile's Congress, which now evidently meets in Valparaiso, which is sort of like having the U.S. House of Representatives meet in Miami! It was closed when I passed.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 8 May 2014

For some strange reason, maps provided by the Touristist Info offices in Santiago list this under "other interesting buildings." What an understatement. It was apparently closed but we went to a back entrance on Morande, were promptly ushered in and soon had our own private...More

1  Thank EandSmee
Reviewed 13 January 2013

I only rated it average because I passed by on the street. The grounds are very beautiful but I was not able to go in since it was Sunday. There are two bells hanging from a frame in near the entrance which were returned to...More

1  Thank blarthomore
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