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Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho

Plaza de la Cultura S/N | Independencia and Balmaceda, Santiago 8320000, Chile
+56 2 2787 0000
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This converted train station now serves as a cultural center and concert venue, playing host to the likes of Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin throughout the years.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
15 Mar 2016
“hundred+ year old train station turned cultural center”
27 Jan 2016
“another old train station”
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Plaza de la Cultura S/N | Independencia and Balmaceda, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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+56 2 2787 0000
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

I visited from afar as part of the Tour4Tips tour. It is a cool story and I imagine if you love architecture and history it would be cool, but if you are a normal traveler, probably okay to skip it.

Thank liyin58
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I dont think it works anymore as a train station but i have been here many times, once on a book fair, which i loved

Thank Jessie N
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This once-grand train station is now pretty much an empty shell. There are three restaurant/cafes inside. There are also a few meeting rooms on the second floor. There are clean bathroom facilities in the lower floor. We did enjoy some quiet moments resting our feet...More

1  Thank alviemsw
Reviewed 5 February 2015

This former trainsation was abandoned 1987 and turned into a cultural center as well as a place, where fares can be held in 1991. There were two small expositions when we were there. The big hall was empty. If you walk by it's worth checking...More

Thank quesst
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

This was a great looking former train station not far from my hotel, so I walked past it rather a lot. Supposedly it is used for events, but not when I was there.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Near Mercado Central the beautiful 1912 railroad station was designed by a French architect and it used to serve as the terminus for trains. Now it is a conference and art center.

3  Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Visiting the central district in Santiago requires a quick stop at the old Train Station. It is no longer in use as a train station, but has become a multi-use 'event' center. Theatre, are gallery, concert center, etc. Worth a look when you are in...More

1  Thank Ibadanboy
Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you've seen everything else around the Mercado Central area and have nothing else to do, then stop in here, otherwise, not really worth seeing. It's a former train station which now holds art exhibits. I was there on a Thursday afternoon and it was...More

Thank jump78
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Across the plaza from the market that no longer sells fruit and veg is the train station that no longer serves trains. The Estacion Mapocho was built at the beginning of the 20th century to celebrate Chilean independence and was the hub for all rail...More

Thank Gregory C
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Brilliant old station,now converted to serve community as an exhibition center and a place for various shows, art performances. A good description of its history is posted in the entrance hall. The station h a really beautiful exterior.worth a visit.

Thank Lovetotraveldubai
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