Palacio de la Moneda

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Palacio de la Moneda information

Location
Santiago , Chile
Address
Morandé 130
Telephone
+56 2 690 4000
Getting there
Metro: La Moneda
Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Fri
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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 – its name means 'the coin.' 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 .