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Inaugurated in 1901 by President Federico Errázuriz Echaurren, this was the meeting site for the National Congress. Today this national monument, with its neoclassical French designs and Corinthian order columns along with its gorgeous gardens is...more
On our walking tour of old Santiago we passed this building and it had all our cameras clicking. It's brilliant white façade and manicured gardens make it a worthwhile stop to take some photos. Not far from Plaza de Armas, it's easy to access.
Inaugurated in 1876 and rebuilt after a fire in 1895, this neoclassical building with magnificent Corinthian columns was used by the Chilean National Congress until 1973. While an enduring symbol of national pride, the grounds have a somber side. The eastern section of the gardens...More
Recent reviewers here are wrong when they say tourists cannot go inside.
We did a tour on July 13th, 2018, with prior reservations.
We made the reservations through e-mail contact, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com. Paula was a great guide!
The Ex Congresso Nacional was completed in 1876 and was nearly destroyed in 1895. Subsequently, the building was restored to it previous grandeur. Historically speaking, this is one of the most important buildings in all of Chile, for it was here that the legislature met...More
We had mixed reactions when we passed by the Former National Congress Building in Santiago. The building was impressive and the history behind it was interesting but unfortunately we were unable to gain access.
While walking several blocks away from the City Center, we came across this beautiful white building with landscaped garden. We learned that it is the Ex Congresso.
We saw some people milling around the front/entrance of the building and asked the guard if we could...More
This huge neoclassical building once housed Chile's Congress, which now evidently meets in Valparaiso, which is sort of like having the U.S. House of Representatives meet in Miami! It was closed when I passed.
For some strange reason, maps provided by the Touristist Info offices in Santiago list this under "other interesting buildings." What an understatement. It was apparently closed but we went to a back entrance on Morande, were promptly ushered in and soon had our own private...More