Museo Histórico Nacional
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...
Free Tour Santiago
A free four-hour walking tour of downtown Santiago: guides work for tips only, so be prepared to offer gratuity. No booking necessary,...
Overlooking the Plaza de Armas is the neoclassical Catedral Metropolitana, built between 1748 and 1800. Bishops celebrating mass on the...
From the chrome counter to the waitstaff of old-timers, this fuente de soda is as vintage as they come. It has been churning out...
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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 but no further – Allende's broken glasses are the chilling final exhibit.