La Moneda

Completed in 1805, La Moneda has gone from being the royal mint, to a residential palace for Chilean presidents, and now the seat of government. In a 1973 coup d’etat, the Palace was bombed by the Chilean Air Force to overthrow President Salvador Allende, the start of the Pinochet military dictatorship that lasted almost twenty years. The palace was rebuilt, this time with a bunker in case of an attack.
The palace stretches a block in perfect symmetry. A Changing of the Guard takes place every two days. Visitors are welcome to walk around the courtyards, including Patio de los Naranjos, where orange trees surround a 17th-century fountain. Schedule a tour to explore the first floor of the palace, along with its galleries and exhibits by Chilean artists.

La Moneda


Moneda S/N, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


La Moneda

To visit La Moneda’s website click here

Phone: +56 2 2690 4000


La Moneda

  • Adult: 5.000 CLP
  • Senior: 2.500 CLP
  • Half off before noon


La Moneda

Guided Tour Information

Email to schedule a tour to see the emblematic rooms and patios of the government headquarters. Tours can be scheduled individually or as a group, and should be made at least a week in advance.

Changing of the Guard

See the Changing of the Guard on the plaza in front of La Moneda. Two units on horseback lead a military band as the new guard replaces the old guard.
This free ceremony takes place on:
even days in January, April, May, August, November, and December.
odd days in February, March, June, July, September, and October.


La Moneda

What’s nearby? 


El Naturista (Moneda 846) is a vegetarian restaurant with a wide variety of meals, large portions, and incredibly fast service. They’re especially popular for their fresh, unsweetened juice. Alternatively, Dominó (Paseo Ahumada 146) primarily serves dressed up hotdogs and hamburgers. Most people go for one of their legendary hotdogs, but try the churrasco: sliced steak on toast covered with chopped tomato, mashed avocado, and mayo.

Other attractions:

Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda is across the plaza from La Moneda and features modern and historical art, including photography, textiles, and jewelry from all around Chile. Along with the exhibitions, it also has an art house and cafe.
To get a birds-eye view of Santiago, Entel Tower (Hermanos Amunátegui 20), a 19-story telecommunications tower with an observation deck acts as an excellent reference point for visitors.


La Moneda

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Moneda S/N, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

La Moneda

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