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The monuments of Santiago

To not miss anything of Santiago: top places, all geolocated monuments, audio-guides and itineraries. Do Tours lists authentic sites to see

Visiter Palacio de la Moneda

Palacio de la Moneda

Incontournable

The Palace of the Mint is one of the most beautiful palaces made by Spain in South America. It was built between 1784...

Visiter Catedral Metropolitana

Catedral Metropolitana

Incontournable

After the construction of several cathedrals that collapsed during earthquakes, the current cathedral was built more...

Visiter Plaza de Armas

Plaza de Armas

Incontournable

It seems that under the center of the city of Santiago there was an ancient Inca village located at the crossroads of...

Visiter Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (the building)

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (the building)

Incontournable

It was built by the Franco-Chilean architect Emile Jéquier in collaboration with Mauricio Aubert and Enrique Grossín,...

Visiter Barrio Paris-Londra

Barrio Paris-Londra

Incontournable

The land on which this district was built belonged to the Franciscan monks of the San Francisco church....

Visiter Cerro Santa Lucía

Cerro Santa Lucía

Incontournable

Pedro de Valdivia decided to found the town of Santiago de Nueva Extremadura near this hill, which allowed the city to...

Visiter Santuario del Cerro San Cristóbal

Santuario del Cerro San Cristóbal

Incontournable

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the summit of this hill was venerated by the aborigines who called it "Tupahue"...

Visiter Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Parque Forestal

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Parque Forestal

Incontournable

The Museum of Contemporary Art was founded in 1947 and was first installed in the "Palacio Versailles" of the Parque...

Visiter Centro Cultural Palacio la Moneda

Centro Cultural Palacio la Moneda

Incontournable

This cultural center located in front of the Palace of the Moneda was built between 2004 and 2006 on the plans of the...

Visiter Museo Chileno by Arte Precolombino

Museo Chileno by Arte Precolombino

Incontournable

It is hosted by the former Royal Customs Building, built in 1807, on the plans of Joaquin Toesca. The museum was...

Visiter Museo Histórico Nacional

Museo Histórico Nacional

Incontournable

Since 1982, it is located in the Real Audiencia Palace, dating from 1808. It is the "Intendente" of Santiago, Benjamín...

Visiter Mercado Central

Mercado Central

Incontournable

This covered market was built in 1872 on the drawings of Edward Woods and Charles Henry Driver; It replaced the old...

Visiter Iglesia of San Francisco

Iglesia of San Francisco

Church - Chapel

The church and convent of St. Francis are the oldest monuments of the colonial period; They were often rebuilt due to...

Visiter Palacio de la Real Audiencia

Palacio de la Real Audiencia

Palace

The palace is built on the former grounds of Pedro de Valdivia. This land was divided into two parts: on one of them...

Visiter Correo Central

Correo Central

Palace

The former Palace of Governors, which was later to become the residence of the Presidents of the Republic until 1846,...

Visiter Casa Colorada

Casa Colorada

Museum

This colonial-style house was built for Mateo de Toro y Zambrano (1727-1811), a military and valuable politician who...

Visiter Barrio República

Barrio República

District

Until the middle of the 19th century, much of the land on which the Quartier de la Republique was built belonged to an...

Visiter Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (the works)

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (the works)

Museum

The museum was founded in 1880, but it is only in the current building since 1913. It contains two main parts: The Art...

Visiter Parque Quinta Normal and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Parque Quinta Normal and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo

Museum

In 1841, on the advice of the naturalist Claudio Gay, the government transformed the immense property of 135 hectares...

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