Museo Histórico Nacional
Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours run to 12 stops between the Centro district and Parque Arauco mall. Check the online map for...
Plaza de Armas
Since the city's founding in 1541, the Plaza de Armas has been its symbolic heart. In colonial times a gallows was the square's grisly...
Overlooking the Plaza de Armas is the neoclassical Catedral Metropolitana, built between 1748 and 1800. Bishops celebrating mass on the...
Some of the cheapest meals in town come from the string of food stands that line the Portal Fernández Concha, the arcade along the north...
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Museo Histórico Nacional information
Colonial furniture, weapons, paintings, historical objects and models chart Chile's colonial and republican history at the Museo Histórico Nacional. After a perfunctory nod to pre-Columbian culture, the ground floor covers the conquest and colony. Upstairs goes from independence through Chile's industrial revolution right up to the 1973 military coup – Allende's broken glasses are the chilling final exhibit.