651 Avenida Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago 8320000
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Contact:+56 2 6338957
Open Hours: 9.15am-8pm Mon-Fri (winter); 9.15am-5.30pm (summer)
The National Library, which is today a National Monument, dates back to the 1914 to 1927. It's main facade, which faces ... More
The National Library, which is today a National Monument, dates back to the 1914 to 1927. It's main facade, which faces Avenida Libertador Berardo O'Higgins, is in the 'beaux arts' French style of the end of the 19th century. Chileans painters Arturo Gordon and Alfredo Helsby decorate it with works. The library has more than six million books and is one of the most complete in Chile and Latin America. Scheduled guided visits are available. The venue is open from Monday to Friday, 9:15 a.m. onwards.
The architecture is beautiful (sorry, the only photo I have shows mostly me). There was at least one art gallery within the library, a huge reading room and an interesting gift shop. All of the above is of course free. The bathrooms were nice and clean, so it's worth including on a walking tour just for those.
These three cultural institutions are located within the same building. They have plenty of written information on Guatemala and Central
America and prove to be very useful for researchers interested in the history of the area and young students ...
This beautiful plaza traces back to Pedro de Valdivia and the year 1541, and constitutes the center of Santiago. In
that era there was a protected area in the middle of the settlement for guarding the arms. Its name ...
Originally called Huelen "pain, melancholy or sadness" in Mapuche language it was renamed in 1541 by conquistador Pedro de Valdivia,
founder of Santiago. Its hillside started to be transformed in 1872, when plans to turn Santiago into a European ...