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Palacio de La Moneda

Moneda S/N, Chile
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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Paula Bonnet
    5 Jun 30, 2014

    La Moneda Palace is where the President of Chile sits. The constructions of the building was started in the 18th century but it was finished in 1929. Its architectural style is neoclassical. The building's history is also interesting: during 1973's military coup d'état it was bombarded by the Army. It is also one of the places where Chileans gather when big events happen, like a World Cup win (or loss...)

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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Liza Prado
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    5 May 17, 2014

    The seat of Chilean government, La Moneda is an 18th century architectural gem, housing the offices of the President and three cabinet ministers. It's huge--it takes up an entire city block--and many of the interior courtyards are open to the public. There's also a changing of the guard ceremony every other day at 10am.

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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Mio
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    3 Dec 06, 2013
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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Clau & Cris
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    5 May 27, 2013
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    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Aug 11, 2012

    While visiting the Palacio de la Moneda (the Chilean President's Palace) in August of 2012 we found ourselves in the middle of a raging battle between anarchists and communists on one side, and the Chilean National Police on the other. We were overcome by the tear gas being used to put down this violent uprising.

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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Craig Kellar
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Government palace on the Plaza Constitucion. Try and catch the changing of the guard here (10 am some mornings).

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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Silvia Ho
    4 Aug 30, 2012

    I think this was the most interesting place of Santiago.

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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Alessandro Almeida
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A central de comando do governo do Chile

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    Jam Chung
    5 Apr 07, 2012
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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Selena Facal
    4 Jun 28, 2012
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    Juliana Arantes Braga
    5 Sep 06, 2012
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    Biancastella Croce
    5 Aug 01, 2011
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    Arnold Palachay Terrazas
    5 Jul 02, 2012
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    Jose Rojas
    5 Oct 29, 2011
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  • Palacio de La Moneda
    Apartmente luxury
    5 May 21, 2014

    a tan solo 10 minutos caminando desde el apartamento

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4.5 out of 5
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156 people visited Palacio de La Moneda

Description

The presidential palace is one of the oldest buildings in Santiago, and one of the finest examples of neoclassical architecture in Latin America. The columned white building was built in 1784 to house the royal mint: Palacio de la Moneda translates to Palace of the Coins. But it became the residental palace for Chile's presidents in 1848, starting with President Manuel Bulnes. A century later, it ... read more
became the seat of government, rather than the president's home. The palace became the site of violence on Sept. 11, 1973, when the military lead by General Augusto Pinochet, bombed and burned the building as part of a coup against then-president Salvador Allende. Allende wound up dieing later that day in a nearby building. The building was later rebuilt. Visitors who bring their passports are welcome to wander through the main floor and courtyards of the buildling, and lucky ones may catch a glimpse of the sitting president or of some of the many government ministers that work from the building.

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Aliases: The Moneda, Moneda Palace, Presidential Palace Moneda