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“beautiful building but prohibited to go inside”
Review of La Moneda

La Moneda
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Ranked #20 of 535 things to do in Santiago
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The center of Chile's history, this presidential palace is a beautiful building that occupies an entire city block on downtown Santiago.
Reviewed January 26, 2013

We headed to La Moneda because we were to meet our free tour guide in front of it. We are not allowed in. There are soldiers and police officers every where. I'm assuming it must be beautiful inside, but, alas, I will never know.

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Apart from the fact that you cannot get in anyway, I found it a rather sterile place, although when I went back a second time (to take photos), there was a carabineros parade occurring in front of it, which made it considerably more worth the visit.
It has an underground cultural centre beneath it, which unless you are an art enthusiast, is even more sterile and very modernistic. It is also very much more expensive, when compared to other considerably better places and exhibitions. It is almost as if it wants to promote elitism, and unless you are in the same space as them, you are not welcome.

Thank FyingKiwi
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

have a look at its classical style not many older buildings have survived the frequent earthquakes here

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

We got to see the "parade" and the change of guard, really interesting.

Lots of wandering dogs and dog poo in the park.

Thank vvmarquez
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

It´s history and, at present, a wonderful collection of art in the gallery beneath this prestigious palace.

Thank Gerigenie
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