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.