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.
In 1820 Bernardo O'Higgins set aside 85 hectares of land for the foundation of this cemetery. There are some large
lavish mausoleums to be seen, as well as simple tombs that are surrounded by leafy trees, gardens and lanes ...
This beautiful green area, including the hills of San Cristóbal, Chacarillas, Gemelos and Pirámide, occupies 722 hectares and is the
largest urban park in the country and one of the largest in the world. In 1926, Mayor Alberto Mackenna ...
This building dates back to 1905 and 1912, and was constructed by the architect Emilio Jequier as a station for
trains going to Valparaiso and the Argentine city of Mendoza. It has eye catching masonry and design. In 1987 ...
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