Around Plaza de la Constitucion, Constitution Square, you will find some of the most important buildings and monuments of Chile’s executive power, amongst them, the best representative of the neoclassical architecture in our country, the Moneda Palace, seat of the Presidency of the Chilean government. Its construction was undertaken between 1784 and 1805 according to the project of the Italian architect Joaquin Toesca, and its original destination was to be the Royal Mint house, the reason for its name.In 1846 President Manuel Bulnes used an area of the building as the Presidents’ residence, being the first president to live there; and later, President Carlos Ibáñez del campo, the last one to live there until 1958.
You will be able to see and visit buildings and places of interest which include: the Constitution Square, the Moneda Palace, the Palacio de la Moneda Cultural Center, the Metropolitan Government building, the Santiago Stock exchange, the Union Club, the Bulnes boulevard, and the Dieciocho neighborhood.