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Address: Compania y Catedral, Santiago, Chile
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Inaugurated in 1901 by President Federico Errázuriz Echaurren, this was the...

Inaugurated in 1901 by President Federico Errázuriz Echaurren, this was the meeting site for the National Congress. Today this national monument, with its neoclassical French designs and Corinthian order columns along with its gorgeous gardens is now used as the offices for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Beautiful building

No tourists are really allowed in there but it's worth viewing from the outside and admiring this beautiful piece of architecture.

Reviewed 5 March 2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

No tourists are really allowed in there but it's worth viewing from the outside and admiring this beautiful piece of architecture.

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Reviewed 25 January 2015

While walking several blocks away from the City Center, we came across this beautiful white building with landscaped garden. We learned that it is the Ex Congresso. We saw some people milling around the front/entrance of the building and asked the guard if we could enter. She explained that it is not opened to tourists, only to some officials and... More 

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Reviewed 5 December 2014 via mobile

This huge neoclassical building once housed Chile's Congress, which now evidently meets in Valparaiso, which is sort of like having the U.S. House of Representatives meet in Miami! It was closed when I passed.

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Reviewed 8 May 2014

For some strange reason, maps provided by the Touristist Info offices in Santiago list this under "other interesting buildings." What an understatement. It was apparently closed but we went to a back entrance on Morande, were promptly ushered in and soon had our own private tour guide for the building (no fee). Congress now meets in Valparaiso but the Senate... More 

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

I only rated it average because I passed by on the street. The grounds are very beautiful but I was not able to go in since it was Sunday. There are two bells hanging from a frame in near the entrance which were returned to Chile during their bicentennial celebration by Wales. Apparently the bells had been salvaged from a... More 

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