Fodor's Expert Review Museo Histórico Nacional

Santiago Centro Museum/Gallery

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 preconquest period to the 20th century are arranged chronologically in rooms centered on 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 bird's-eye view of the Plaza de Armas, cathedral, and downtown Santiago.

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Plaza de Armas 951
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan  8320096, Chile


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Rate Includes: Tues.–Sat., 600 pesos; Sun., free, Closed Mon.

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