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Palacio de La Moneda

Palacio de La Moneda 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.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Plaza de la Constitución, Moneda between Teatinos and Morandé, La Alameda, Santiago
  • Phone: 2/690–4000
  • Cost: Tours free
  • Hours: Tours daily by appointment (via e-mail) 10:30–6
  • Subway: La Moneda
  • Location: La Alameda

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