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Santiago Sights

Palacio de La Moneda

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Originally the royal mint, this sober neoclassical edifice designed by Joaquín Toesca in the 1780s and completed in 1805 became the presidential palace in 1846 and served that purpose for more than a century. It was bombarded by the military in the 1973 coup, when Salvador Allende defended his presidency against the assault of General Augusto Pinochet before committing suicide there. Tours can be arranged by e-mail with at least two days' notice.

Sight Information

Address:

Plaza de la Constitución, Moneda between Teatinos and Morandé, Santiago, Chile

Phone:

2-690–4000

Sight Details:

  • Tours free
  • Tours daily by appointment (via e-mail) 10:30–6

Updated 12/31/1969

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