Santiago Sights



Estación Mapocho

Estación Mapocho Review

This mighty edifice, with its trio of two-story arches framed by intricate terra-cotta detailing, is as elegant as any train station in the world. The station was inaugurated in 1913 as a terminus for trains arriving from Valparaíso and points north, but steam engines no longer pull in here. A major conversion transformed the structure into one of the city's principal arts and conference centers. The Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho houses two restaurants, a café, and a large exhibition hall and arts space. The cavernous space that once sheltered steam engines now hosts musical performances and other events.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de la Cultura, Independencia at Balmaceda, Parque Forestal, Santiago | Map It
  • Phone: 2/787–0000
  • Cost: Station free, exhibition fees vary
  • Hours: Daily 10–6; exhibitions closed Mon.
  • Website:
  • Metro Puente Cal y Canto.
  • Location: Parque Forestal

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