La Moneda, Santiago

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Government Building · Tourist Spot
Originally a mint opened by colonial rulers in 1805, La Moneda became the seat of the Chilean government in 1845. The mint continued to produce coins until 1929, fulfilling its dual purpose. The building's most turbulent time came during the coup d'etat in 1973, when the Chilean air force loyal to Augusto Pinochet bombarded the palace and caused damage still visible today. You can arrange an English-language guided tour of the palace via email at least one week before your visit. Put La Moneda at the forefront of your travel plans using our Santiago journey planning site.
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  • La Moneda is the seat of the president of Chile. It also houses the offices of three cabinet ministers. It occupies most of a large block in the Civic District of downtown Santiago. It looks much.....  more »
  • Need to make reservations in advance online. There is no fee. You will need to provide your passport information when you make a request for a reservation. We received a prompt email back saying that....  more »
  • A quick walk around palace, nothing special here as is heavily guarded
  • This was a really nice place to see, being from Chile. The palace itself is very grand although unfortunately at the time of my visit the front area was closed. The highlight of the visit was the underground area with artisan artwork of chile and a cafe.
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