Bellas artes National Museum

It was founded in September 18th of 1880 and is the oldest art museum of Latin America. The present building where there are its offices dates from 1910 and it is located in the interior of the Forestal Park, one of the few green lungs of downtown Santiago. The museum exhibits a set of collections of paintings, sculptures and graph, those [...] Read more ››

Club de la Unión in Santiago

In July 8th of 1864, the house of Joaquina Concha de Pinto, that was located in the Estado with Huerfanos street in downtown Santiago, was born the Club de la Unión, integrated in its beginnings by 60 people related by blood. In 1865 it changes of direction and is settles in the residence of Don Rafael Larrain Moxó. The Club [...] Read more ››

Biblioteca nacional

The Biblioteca Nacional is the national library: an imposing building of French style that occupies a complete block right next to the Cerro Santa Lucía and in the middle of downtown Santiago. It lodges more than three million titles and is one of the greater libraries of South America. Its interior is a labyrinth constituted by diverse sections, like the [...] Read more ››

San Agustin Church

The Agustin Church was declared National Monument in 1981, stands in downtown Santiago.  Its style is neoclassic, mainly in its two towers and its fronts, which front door was carved by architect Fermín Vivaceta in 1863. In its interior it conserves the Christ of May image belonged to the “Quintrala”, a controverted figure from the colony aristocracy, that ordered to remove [...] Read more ››

Paseo Ahumada

This boulevard has been the main commercial artery from the Colonial times. It was transformed in pedestrian Boulevard in 1977 and was remodeled in 1999. At the moment it is the axis of greater social, commercial and functional activity of Santiago, which reunites, in its four blocks, great commercial stores. This boulevard ends at the great artery of the Santiago city, [...] Read more ››

Palacio Cousiño in Santiago, Chile.

The Palacio Cousiño was declared National Monument in 1981. Constructed between 1875 and 1878 by the French architect Paul Lathoud for the family Cousiño Goyenechea. Specially brocattos, silk’s plush to upholster furniture, parquet with drawings formed by ebony wood, oaks, German haya, mahogany and Nicaraguan walnut, Italian tiles decorated by hand and an endless number of furniture and adornments. Misses Isidora Goyenechea, [...] Read more ››

Convent Museum of San Francisco in Santiago, Chile.

Located in downtown Santiago, right next to the Church of San Francisco. The entrance to the Museum of San Francisco leads to a precious central patio and garden of centennial trees (peumo, boldo, araucaria, paltos, cork oaks, magnolio, walnut, orange trees, camelios, olive tree, among others), birds and a fountain with fishes, is an oasis of peace and calm in [...] Read more ››

Church and Convent of San Francisco

The Church of San Francisco was declared National Monument in 1951. In 1572 the first temple is constructed. Later, in XIX century, the architect Fermín Vivaceta raises the tower that today is known. In the major altar it is the image of the Virgin Del buen Socorro in polychrome and made in XVI century. The Church of San Francisco is [...] Read more ››

Palacio de La Moneda  in Santiago, Chile.

Palacio de La Moneda was declared National Monument in 1951. It is the seat of the government of Chile and is placed downtown Santiago, located  between  Moneda (North Side), Morandé (East), Alameda del Libertador Bernardo O’Higgins (South) and Teatinos street(West). The works began in 1784 under the direction of the architect Joaquin Toesca y Ricci. It was the greatest building constructed [...] Read more ››

Church of Santo Domingo in Santiago,Chile

The church of Santo Domingo is located in downtown Santiago, it was Declared National Monument in 1951. In 1747 the first stone is placed. The church is work of the architect Juan de los Santos Vasconcellos. The church was inaugurated in 1771. Later, during years 1795 and 1796, the architect Joaquin Toesca followed its construction. In 1879, after a [...] Read more ››