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“Surprising Experience!”

Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania
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Iquique, Chile
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Surprising Experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

My boy were so interested to see inside the centre. They loved the maze at the door, and exploring through all the rooms. There was a variety of old and new arts and crafts to look at. Also it has extended opening hours, so it was convenient to stop in there on the way back to our hotel after exploring further afield.

Visited May 2014
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“Changing of the guard is a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

There are 3 things here: the cultural center (we found it a waste of time) beneath the plaza in front of the Presidential Palace, the changing of the guard at the north entrance to the palace (superb), and the palace itself. The problem with the actual palace is that nobody, not even security personnel at the gates, seemed to know when it was open. We were told (i) on-line free tickets only, but (ii) not required on Saturday; just show up, (iii) Tomorrow morning at 9.00AM (wasn't open until 11AM because of changing of the guard at 10AM), (iv) and it didn't open at 11AM either because of "some visiting delegation." All this information given to us by personnel at the palace! We ended up not getting a tour but this is the place where, in 1972, Pinochet's forces took control, and Allende died mysteriously later on that day. HOWEVER - a silver lining. Every 2nd day there is a 20-30 minute changing of the guard. Very smart guardsmen and women in white, accompanied by horsemen and brass band. We found it to be very impressive especially when seen in the context of the events of 1972.

Visited April 2014
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Santiago, Chile
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“Large space, but not much to see”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Entrance is free and at the side of the Moneda Palace, down a ramp. Inside are a few art exhibits, an expensive souvenir shop and not much else. However, as this space is clean and modern, it is a good place to sit down and take a break from sightseeing.

Visited March 2014
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São Paulo, SP
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“Very nice place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

I enjoyed go there because talks a lot about Santiago history, the only thing is that the Palacio de la Moneda could have more things, it is huge but was almost empty...

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“Waste of time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

I wasted 25min in line under the sun to show my passport to the police. When i was finally inside, they told me that every room in the Palace was closed, then I HAD TO LEAVE, after literally 2 minutes inside.
Waste of time.

Visited January 2014
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