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La Moneda

Alameda, Santiago 9170007, Chile
+56 2 2598 5100
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The center of Chile's history, this presidential palace is a beautiful building that occupies an entire city block on downtown Santiago.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Alameda, Santiago 9170007, Chile
+56 2 2598 5100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The building itself is inaccessible (or was when we were there), but there are some shops and exhibit spaces underground that are worth seeing. Not a lot going on there, but a couple of exhibits were going on when we were there, and a couple...More

Thank Al-Sue-Maine
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just to be there was awesome. The statue of Allende in the parque was a nice touch. The building was not accessible the day we were there.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where : Palacio de La Moneda – Santiago - Chile Title: Nicer with the changing of guard ceremony Palacio de La Moneda is the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile. It also houses the offices of three cabinet ministers according Wikipedia. If...More

Thank Discovering D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't get near this place because of security, so just snap a picture from the distance when you're on a walking tour. It's interesting historically because this is where Allende was murdered when Pinochet took power.

Thank KathyinCostaRica
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We got lucky in that new ambassadors were being introduced and a special band and ceremony occurred in the square. It was fun to watch!

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We were just in time to watch the change of guards. You would need to check with the hotel on the timings. The nearest metro to La Moneda is either Universidad de Chile or La Moneda.

Thank Eve420
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Palace on the square looks cool on a sunny day for sure with all the statues and flags around. Nevertheless we could not visit so then you are done in a couple of minutes.

Thank Marjolein C
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Walking downtown Santiago de Chile you are obliged to stop by this building, it’s a presidential palace. It looks quite fancy, all shining in the sunlight and surrounded by the Chilean flags. It’s unfortunate there were fences around when I visited - hopefully that’s temporary...More

Thank Olga A
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

When we visited the changing of the guards occurred on odd calendar days at 10:00am. Apparently the days change based on which month you go so check before and plan accordingly. The ceremony lasts about 50 minutes and includes a military band plus the changing...More

3  Thank MJqueen8
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I was able to see your guard text went down a ramp for all employees that work there. As it was a Saturday it was a lot of activity or people moving around from outside in for vice versa. My guy told me there was...More

1  Thank NikaNumber1
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17 October 2017|
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Response from Beatriz A | Reviewed this property |
An hour and a half approximately
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3 May 2017|
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Response from June11406 | Reviewed this property |
Our guide took us to La Moneda around 10 AM and we saw the ceremony quite well. May depend on the time of year - we were there in December. I'm sure the tourist info office would know.
8 February 2017|
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Response from Steven G | Reviewed this property |
They change every other day at 10am.