26 September 2006

A palace for coin

Today I want to show you the most important building in Santiago, La Moneda Palace (literally, the Palace of Coin), Chile's Government Center. Its construction took 35 years and was inaugurated in 1805. The palace was originally created as a Mint, a place to coin bullion, but served later as Presidential Residence. Now, La Moneda Palace is our Government Center. In this picture you can also see a statue of Arturo Alessandri, President of Chile from 1920 to 1925 and from 1932 to 1938.

6 Comments:

Blogger photowannabe said...

Thank you for all the information on your wonderful city. I have learned so much.

9/27/2006 2:16 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

Merci de nous raconter l'histoire de ta ville, j'adore l'histoire. ce building a l'air impresionnant (dommage que l'on ne voit pas assez la statue)

9/27/2006 3:09 AM  
Blogger Meg Nakagawa said...

Elegant building!

9/27/2006 5:02 PM  
Blogger Edulabbe said...

Je vais essayer de prendre une photographie plus proche de la statue.

9/28/2006 12:11 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

Merci

9/28/2006 2:09 AM  
Blogger Ovelikios said...

Beautiful place in a beautiful town. Santiago is definitely a place where I want to be some day.

10/23/2006 7:11 AM  

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