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Plaza de la Constitucion

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Neighbourhood: Centro Histórico
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Address: Moneda and Morande, Santiago, Chile
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Be sure to catch the changing of the guard, which takes place every other...

Be sure to catch the changing of the guard, which takes place every other day at 10AM here in Chile's most formal plaza.

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Important Plaza in Santiago

This plaza in Santiago is an important one to experience. It is the heart of the political and governmental center of Chile. La Moneda and other government buildings are around... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here you van go back on time to all eras , modern museum in the basement , la Moneda government palace , the change of guards lots to do but i recommend going at midday when the guard change occurs this make it more interesting for foreigners and locals , you might see a protest or a presidents salut

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Situated in front of Palacio La Moneda & visit in conjunction with the palace & changing of the guards Pleasant grassed area well maintained

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Almunecar, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Mostly the plaza is empty. That gives one a chance to enjoy a wide expanse within a large urban centre. Not a point to be underestimated. I was struck by the umbrella which had been placed to shade the military guard forced to stand guard duty.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

This plaza in Santiago is an important one to experience. It is the heart of the political and governmental center of Chile. La Moneda and other government buildings are around the plaza. Flags and statues of former presidents are lining the square. There is the changing of the guard every day. There is a museum inside the Palace that you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Plaza de la Constitucion is a small park-like plaza that sits in front of the Moneda Palace. The Moneda Palace is the place where the office of the President of Chile has their office. It was formally the residence of the presidents of Chile but no longer is used as a residence. The Palace was bombed and gutted by... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is the first thing that caught our attention as we walked into the city. The plaza was actually closed due to a protest earlier that day, but still very unique and I loved the huge flags and statues all around.

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Reviewed 30 July 2016

excellent angles for pics of the colonial period presidential palace, La Moneda, surrounded by high-rise examples of public architecture

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

A simple but dramatically strking building. You can't visit Santiago and not see it. Naturally, security is tight as you'd expect, but the crowds still gather.

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

It's a nice place to stop, stroll among the statues of past Chilean presidents, and learn about the history of Chile.

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Casa de La Moneda (Presidential Palace) and the Constitution square in front are the core of the Political Santiago. An open area where you could have the chance to walk around, enjoy the beautiful architechture of Downtown Santiago and visit some of the most key places in the city. Under the 'Palacio de la Moneda' you have the 'Centro Cultural... More 

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