Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho

Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho

Centro Cultural Estación Mapocho
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This converted train station now serves as a cultural center and concert venue, playing host to the likes of Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin throughout the years.
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Ambulatis
Braga, Portugal76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
Although I didn't like the area that the building is in, the place was nice inside and definitely beautiful from outside.
There was a paid exposition in the day I visited it, anyway it was possible to see the interior without entering the paid area.
Written 16 August 2019
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Vernon W
Cape Town, South Africa4,572 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
………………..One is mesmerized by the sheer beau-tii of the condition of this antiquated impressive building which served as a grand train station built in 1912 and was such till 1987 when it was renovated and turned into a Cultural Exhibition Centre. The well maintained concrete structure with its molded designed columns and large wrought iron and glass frontal is a real wonder. When one enters through the automatic doors you find yourself in a love-lii large foyer reception area with its high doomed arches also patterned with molded designs. These dooms forms atrium's where the light shines through the colour tinted windows. Around the foyer there are lots of advertising material about the history of the Mapocho Station and current and future exhibitions which is to take place. On the day of our visit unfortunate-lii there was no exhibitions scheduled. So for us it was free where normal-lii one would have to pay an entrance-fee, for the wool expo the fee would have been $3.000 peso and students $2.000 peso. The next exhibition scheduled for the 21st to the 23rd June 2019 is the Wool exhibition. Once you move on through the foyer area to the very massive hall where the exhibitions are supposed to be held again one is impressed by the massive steel columns keeping up the roof. Here there are lots of small shop-fronts all with different names supposed-lii of famous people in the cultural fraternity. The only activity we found here today was a group of young people preparing for some Dinosaur display as they were donning large dinosaur-costumes. This hall is so big that they even use four-wheeled motorized polishers to clean the place. When you exit this exhibition centre you are confronted with one of the most beautiful sights ever especial-lii in winter, in the distance is the Andes range of mountains covered in pure-white snow, so awesome!...................
Written 11 July 2019
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Juan Oehninger
Santiago, Chile209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
This magnificent structure design by Eiffel to me calls in memory of the past railroad history of Santiago in the old days , I personally remember takin a train from this station back in 1973 just 1 month before the 11 of September 1973 , to reach port of Valparaiso to embark on ship , many years after the train services were stop due to the high expense of maintaining rail road due to all the earth quakes and other issues associates , then it receives the largest remodeling as a convention center and its Park of the Kings ( parque de los reyes ) which is actually the train lines area , todays is the largest copper structure in the world , I am sure than when this remodeling on its roof with copper, the price of copper was not the same as today making it more special today , Today its a spot for ARTS, exhibition , concerts and other types of events
Written 2 June 2019
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Ivor M
London, UK527 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
This is the old central station in a fine monumental building which operated as a station for much of the 20th century. Now it is a fine cultural centre. I visited on a quiet Monday morning when the place was empty but I was able to wander around and read about the history.
Written 1 April 2019
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Ronald L
Denver, CO2,901 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
This beautiful old railway station was used from 1912 to 1987. Today it is used for special exhibits and cultural events. Photo exhibit on display during our visit.
Written 19 March 2019
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mrdom
7,722 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
There were signs advertising some interesting photographic exhibitions but we seemed to have arrived during a two-week break for them. We could still walk into the front section and admire the arches and look through windows to the old platform area.
Written 18 February 2018
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EnginKaban
Barcelona, Spain117 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Solo
it's an old train station and it's not being used anymore. there are always some fairs, exhibitions, congresses and so on in this place. a nice avenue for events, and that's it about it.
Written 14 September 2017
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liyin58
San Francisco, CA150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Solo
I visited from afar as part of the Tour4Tips tour. It is a cool story and I imagine if you love architecture and history it would be cool, but if you are a normal traveler, probably okay to skip it.
Written 15 March 2016
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Jessie N
mission viejo, United States50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
I dont think it works anymore as a train station but i have been here many times, once on a book fair, which i loved
Written 27 January 2016
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alviemsw
San Jose, CA208 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
This once-grand train station is now pretty much an empty shell. There are three restaurant/cafes inside. There are also a few meeting rooms on the second floor. There are clean bathroom facilities in the lower floor. We did enjoy some quiet moments resting our feet in this huge former train station, which does offer free wi-fi.
Written 22 January 2016
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