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Santiago Sights

Museo Histórico Nacional

  • Plaza de Armas 951 Map It
  • Santiago Centro

Updated 12/03/2014

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The colonial-era Palacio de la Real Audiencia served as the meeting place for 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. Keep an eye out for Allende's eyeglasses. Ask for the English brochure and free audio guide, and if you are not heights-averse, take a tour up the tower for a birds-eye view of the Plaza de Armas, cathedral, and downtown Santiago.

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Plaza de Armas 951, Santiago, 8320096, Chile

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Sight Details:

  • Tues.–Sat., 600 pesos; Sun., free
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5:45

Updated 12/03/2014


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