Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda

Lonely Planet review

Underground art takes on a new meaning in one of Santiago's newer cultural spaces: the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda is beneath Plaza de la Ciudadanía . A glass-slab roof floods the vaultlike space with natural light, and ramps wind down through the central atrium past the Cineteca Nacional, a state-run art-house movie theater, to two large temporary exhibition spaces. The uppermost level contains a fair-trade crafts shop, a few cafes and a gallery celebrating Chilean folk singer, artist and activist Violeta Parra.