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Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania

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Address: Plaza de la Ciudadania No. 26, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Excellent venue for temporary exhibitions

Given the turbulent history of La Moneda in recent generations, this cultural center is an excellent redemption of this space. As a resident of Santiago I frequently visit Centro... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Given the turbulent history of La Moneda in recent generations, this cultural center is an excellent redemption of this space. As a resident of Santiago I frequently visit Centro Cultural to enjoy the temporary exhibitions that rotate every 5 months or so. As a history teacher at a local school I often bring student groups to see exhibitions of Japanese... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

An inspired idea to built a modern "tomb" to house visiting exhibitions. Located underneath La Moneda lies this welcoming and airy space far removed from the busy street above. This centre has real vision and currently houses a fascinating Picasso exhibition which is a feast to the eye. But explore more as other rooms house interesting subjects as well. Sadly... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were here for a Picasso exhibit. Well curated and narrated in both Spanish and English. The underground structure is intriguing and worth a visit in its own right.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I visited the Centro Cultural Casa de la Moneda to see the Picasso exposition which I had missed in my hometown. It is beautiful, interesting, and well organized, although all informations about the painter and his work are given only in Spanish - a problem for non-Spanish-speakers. There is another, smaller, but rather impressive exhibition of black and white photographs... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We went to see the Picasso exhibit. Interesting place. It's underground, but it doesn't feel that way. You can grab some lunch at the top, then walk around the three sub levels. There are things for the kids to do as well. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there. And, we booked a tour with the Santiago Hop on Hop... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Our 4th return visit to Santiago greeted us with this perhaps Once In A Lifetime Opportunity to view an exhibition of Picasso work spanning the various levels of his life and the influences thereon. This beautiful city never fails to surprise us. We spent some 2+ hours here within this superb complex filled with the work of this gift to... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Check for special exhibits. The Picasso traveling exhibit they had when I was there was great. Special exhibits are free on Sundays. You can get snacks and drinks there in a nice sit-down environment.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

There are a few good but expensive gift shop, art exhibition. Architecturally interesting the space. There is a free toilet.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

It does cost a little to go into 2 separate areas of Picasso's work but I thought it was pretty good. The eclectic nature of this exceptional man is evident with works in all sorts of mediums. There are a couple of nice gift shops but not too much to buy really. Free bathrooms so that was good! The reason... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Located underground, the cultural center hosts rotating exhibits. While there take a few minutes to visit the local craft shop which is a mile ahead of any typical craft shops. High quality artisanal products from around the country can be seen and purchased.

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