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Address: Alameda, Santiago 9170007, Chile
Phone Number:
+56 2 2598 5100
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No

The center of Chile's history, this presidential palace is a beautiful...

The center of Chile's history, this presidential palace is a beautiful building that occupies an entire city block on downtown Santiago.

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La Moneda has an intersting past. The building has stood the test of time. It is well maintained and well protected. Hard to photograph it as it is so huge....did not have a... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In reality this is just another old building, however, the historical events around this building are exciting. Jump on the Free Tour of Santiago to find out!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This building on its own is pretty cool, but the changing of the guard made it so much better. I have seen the changing of the guard in other places, but not with quite so many people involved as this. I highly recommend it.

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Radlett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Santiago so we thought we should see the changing of the guard & expected a brief, if formal, handover. But no, we were rewarded with a huge marching band, mounted soldiers & a mini-concert of martial music. The whole thing took about 40 minutes & was colourful & enjoyable. Not too many spectators so easy to watch.... More 

Thank HertsTimelord
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the palace we were in the middle of a huge race. People from all over were earning their medals here. It was a good spot for people watching as well as viewing the statues of famous Chileans.

Thank Mike M
Frodsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chileans talk of a different 9/11 - one that happened in 1973. The palace itself is very nice but it's eerie to note what occurred behind and outside the walls.

Thank Kyle R
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

La Moneda has an intersting past. The building has stood the test of time. It is well maintained and well protected. Hard to photograph it as it is so huge....did not have a chance to go underground....

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Quite a plain neo classical building completed in the early 19th century Been centre of a number of dramatic past political events Changing of the guards occurs every to days & adds to the quality of the visit

Thank Darrel J
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We got off the bus and walked around and saw these grand government buildings with flags flying. Nothing too amazing.

Thank A K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

If you go to the side across from the giant flag you can access a lower level plaza on either side where there are free toilets. I thought this would be useful since free toilets are hard to find (not that they are expensive). The palace is nice but you can only get an exterior view. If possible, try to... More 

Thank Larkin D
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I'll recommend you take the free walking tour from Plaza de Armes and learn more of the history surrounding this palace, but for now - make sure you look for, and ask about, the bullet-hole under the left eye of the statue. Fyi during my visit there was a Picasso exhibition at the gallery underneath. You have to enter the... More 

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