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Museo Histórico Nacional

Museo Histórico Nacional Review

The colonial-era Palacio de la Real Audiencia served as the meeting place of Chile's first Congress in July 1811. The building then functioned as a telegraph office before the museum moved here in 1911. It's worth the small admission charge to see the interior of the 200-year-old structure, where exhibits tracing Chile's history from the pre-Conquest period to the 20th century are arranged chronologically in rooms centered around a courtyard. Ask for the English brochure and free audio guide. This building suffered significant damage during the February 2010 earthquake and, as of this writing, was closed until further notice. Please check to see if the property has opened prior to your visit.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de Armas, Santiago Centro, Santiago | Map It
  • Phone: 2/411–7000
  • Cost: Tues.–Sat. 600 pesos, Sun. free
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–5:30
  • Website:
  • Metro Plaza de Armas.
  • Location: Santiago Centro

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