Palacio de la Moneda
Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda
Underground art takes on a new meaning in one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda beneath Plaza...
The main tour leaves from a meeting spot outside Palacio de la Moneda. The guides wear green shirts. Check online for alternative tours...
Universidad de Chile
Check at the Universidad de Chile Santiago campuses for language exchanges and potential guerrilla learning opportunities. The main...
Located in the Centro Cultural La Moneda, this underground cinema plays art-house favorites (mostly in Spanish).
With its own private entryway guarded by modelesque staff, this courtyard restaurant is vacant at times. On the innovative menu are...
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Palacio de la Moneda information
Chile's presidential offices are in the Palacio de la Moneda. The ornate neoclassical building was designed by Italian architect Joaquín Toesca in the late 18th century and was originally the official mint. The inner courtyards are generally open to the public; schedule a guided tour with a week's notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The north facade was badly damaged by air-force missile attacks during the 1973 military coup when President Salvador Allende – who refused to leave – was overthrown here. A monument honoring Allende now stands opposite in Plaza de la Constitución.