Mapocho Station

Mapocho Station is located near the Central Market in Santiago,Chile.

Mapocho Station is located near the Central Market in Santiago,Chile.

It was Declared National Monument in 1976. Work of the architect Emilio Jecquier, was constructed in 1912 to be the railway station to Valparaiso and the Mendoza city in Argentina. Its beautiful facade with three baroque arcs and the metallic structure of the vault that served to cover the space with the platforms is one of the highlight of its unique architecture style. The whole structure is a metallic nave of 715,22 feet of length, prefabricated in France that served like platform roof for the trains. In 1987 stopped its function as a railway station and began to be an artistic and cultural center.

Mapocho Station Cultural Center

Remodeled thanks to the Government of Patricio Aylwin, between 1991 and 1994, to become Cultural Center. Here important plastic, musical and cultural activities are made, like exhibitions, recitals, concerts, fairs and representations of theater and dance. In an annex by Balmaceda Street an active Youthful Cultural Center works, with factories and artistic and technical education.

The Mapocho station is located near to the Puente Cal y Canto Subway Station and for those who have rent a car for your Santiago travel, there are parking lots in the back of the building.