Santiago

Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda

The massive Centro Cultural within, or rather under, the Palacio de La Moneda is where architectural and artistic fusion creates a unique cultural destination for global visitors.

Subterranean Museum

Designed by Chilean architect, Christian Undurraga, this huge subterranean centre boasts an exhibition space of 7000 sq. m. Despite its structural design, a large glass roof ushers in ample sunlight into the central atrium. Ramps with glass balustrades go down from the street level entrances down to the car park right at the base of the building.

Attractions and Stores

The Cultural Centre features two 620 sq. m. exhibition halls which feature revolving exhibitions that span the arts, crafts and photography in Latin America. The permanent exhibition is the largest single collection of Chilean handicrafts, textiles and jewellery with a small souvenir shop within.

The National Film Archives hold regular screenings of classic movies which are largely free for visitors. The upper floor has some shops that are ideal for some shopping. Arguably, not cheap but they do stock authentic Chilean handicrafts that are hard to find elsewhere in the world.