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La Moneda

Alameda, Santiago 9170007, Chile
+56 2 2598 5100
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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

Took a cab and paid over $50. (US currency) to travel to and from the airport. A lot of money and no changing of the guard like the Hotel clerk told me there would be. BUT, I am really glad I went and checked it...More

Thank 132Karen132
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was very touching for me to stand in front of the bust of president Salvador Allende.This place is definitely full of history!

Thank lucadambro
Reviewed 4 days ago

We got to do a tour inside La Moneda and it was awesome! Saw important rooms and plazas and learned a little about the political history of Chile. Would recommend!

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the building destroyed during the military coup in the mid 1970's. It is secured by a fence so you can only observe and not walk in the plaza. Be sure and check whether whether the changing occurs on an even or an odd...More

Thank RusPat_704
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

In reality this is just another old building, however, the historical events around this building are exciting. Jump on the Free Tour of Santiago to find out!

Thank ExpatFamily2007
Reviewed April 16, 2017

This building on its own is pretty cool, but the changing of the guard made it so much better. I have seen the changing of the guard in other places, but not with quite so many people involved as this. I highly recommend it.

1  Thank Kate M
Reviewed April 16, 2017

First time in Santiago so we thought we should see the changing of the guard & expected a brief, if formal, handover. But no, we were rewarded with a huge marching band, mounted soldiers & a mini-concert of martial music. The whole thing took about...More

Thank HertsTimelord
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

While visiting the palace we were in the middle of a huge race. People from all over were earning their medals here. It was a good spot for people watching as well as viewing the statues of famous Chileans.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

Chileans talk of a different 9/11 - one that happened in 1973. The palace itself is very nice but it's eerie to note what occurred behind and outside the walls.

Thank Kyle R
Reviewed March 18, 2017

La Moneda has an intersting past. The building has stood the test of time. It is well maintained and well protected. Hard to photograph it as it is so huge....did not have a chance to go underground....

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Gina D
I am not able to find the time associated with the changing of the guards at La Moneda. Can anyone advise? I also understand that you can: " wait for the Carabineros' Band and the new Guard at Plaza de la Ciudadania. Then walk with them along Morande St. to Plaza de la Constitucion, where Changing the Guard takes place." Any comments with specific details would be appreciated!
May 3, 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.
There seems to a some confusion as to the date and time for the changing of the guides, and the Santiago city website is no help. Some say it starts at 10 am, some say 11 am. Some say it is even days during an even month and odd days on odd months, and most just say "every other day", which is no help. If somebody can post the definitive information, it would be great!!!
February 7, 2017|
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Response from Steven G | Reviewed this property |
They change every other day at 10am.
Where is the entrance for the La Moneda Palace free tour? I have already reserved a tour from the Palace website.
December 18, 2016|
Response from Ibrahim A | Reviewed this property |
The entrance from the back, and also from the south side of the building for lower museum.