Museo Palacio Cousiño
Museo Palacio Cousiño
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Marvini
Calgary, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spanish and English tours available. Must wear shoe covers to visit the house and it is overwhelming to see what people could live in (if you had money) as compared to the rest of the citizens. It was the first house to have central heating/cooling and an elevator! The house is beautiful and the tour was very good. The guide was able to answer any questions. I ended up taking half a spanish tour and half english and found that the spanish tour was much more comprehensive. There are good stories about the house and the family. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours and not too expensive. Cannot take photos and cannot linger in the house to spend time looking closely at the detailed rooms.The neighbourhood is beautiful to walk through (lots of private universities in the old mansions and students about). The Military Museum is not far away and tells the history and wars of Chile up until about 1920.
Written January 17, 2008
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robandrea
Ontario, Canada127 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Still closed for renovation- no access to interior and the gate was closed (it was Saturday) so we couldn't explore the exterior either.

The English website doesn't mention the closure. (Rating does not reflect the actual attraction)
Written February 23, 2015
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Luchoruiz
Osorno, Chile179 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is one of the few remaining buildings that belonged to Chile's rich families of the 19th century. Breathtaking floors and rooms, amazing furniture. This used to be the home of Luis Cousiño who planted the first grapes of the winemaker company known till today as Cousiño Macul. Take advantage of your visit here by walking the nice Parque Almagro to the East where you'll meet with the spectacular Iglesia de Los Sacramentinos, a copycat of the Sacre Coeur.
Written June 30, 2012
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omfalcon
sao paulo brazil41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I don't know if this place deserves to be called a "palace", but it is very beautiful, and definitely deserves a visit. There's such good taste in the details, like the big mirror (its location looks so modern!), mosaic marble floor, painting from local artists, the curtains. Don't miss it.
Written May 7, 2010
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Pamela V
Scottsdale, AZ459 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
this was our second attempt in 2 years to visit. it is still closed with no opening date in the near future, probably for years. supposedly the garden is open Monday-Friday only, but we were there on a Saturday. Spectacular building, awful neighborhood.
Written March 10, 2012
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Z D
Santiago, Chile137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Solo
At first sight, this smart mansion looks like any other, it isn't until you roam inside that you appreciate the regal opulence and beauty herein. Jaw dropping splendor, mirrors, and a great story await those that take the guided tours of Palacio Cousiño. Quite a house for a single mother bringing up six children and running a business. My visit was worth every pesos, my guide was well informed, good English and a delight. No photos are allowed and they have no postcards or books to sell so you will just have to go!
Written September 28, 2018
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RealTravelman
Oroville, CA1,052 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
This was my favorite attraction in all of Santiago. The palace is sort of in a bad neighborhood, but don't let that prevent you from visiting. We walked here all the way from Cerro Santa Lucia and felt perfectly safe, and it was truly worth it.
Every other palace I tried to visit on this trip had been sealed off for restoration, but thankfully at least this one was open. The interior reminded me a lot of Hearst's Castle in California. Such a shame you are not allowed to take pictures even in one of the rooms.
The palace can only be visited with a guided tour and tours are conducted in English, Spanish and Portuguese. I highly recommend it, as this is a great place to learn about local history.
Written August 24, 2017
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Arthur W
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Toured the inside of this fascinating building this morning. Was very impressed with the restoration work: such opulent, beautiful interiors showing the wealth of Chile's past. A well needed window into the fascinating heritage this country has and is in sore need of better care: hope this serves as an example for future restoration projects in Chile!

A must for anyone visiting Santiago.
Written June 7, 2017
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Aly M
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
Even though we could only wander through the gardens of the palace since the building is being repaired because of 2010's earthquake, the palace does not lose it charm. The gardens are impressive, you can find the two iron lions that used to look at the Cousiño vineyard.
The Palace has two floors and the ground floor has twelve halls, each decorated in different styles. The first floor was mostly consisting of bedrooms.

By the end of 2016, the palace will open to the public again.
Written November 24, 2015
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jump78
Santiago, Chile827 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
Located at Calle Dieciocho/Santa Isabel. As of April 2014, interior was closed for renovations, but the outside can still be viewed (free admission) on weekdays to get a sense of the opulence of a bygone era.
Written April 30, 2014
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