Plaza de La Consitucion is a large, panoramic plaza located in front of the Palacio de la Moneda, home of the Chilean ... More
Plaza de La Constitución
Plaza de La Consitucion is a large, panoramic plaza located in front of the Palacio de la Moneda, home of the Chilean government, right in the heart of the city. Along with the monument to Diego Portales, an important statesman in the history of the early Chilean republic, there are also statues of presidents Jorge Alessandri Rodriguez and Eduardo Frei Montalva, who were joined in the year 2000 by Salvador Allende Gossens. The Plaza de la Constitucion still strikes an emotional chord in the hearts of many Chileans, especially after the events of September 1973, when it was witness to the ferocious attack of the military on the presidential palace, in the US backed coup détat. The changing of the police guard takes place punctually every morning at ten o'clock.
Commercial and political rivalries in the Caribbean region in the 17th century resulted in the construction of this massive series
of fortifications on a rocky promontory, built to protect the important port of Santiago. This intricate complex of forts, ...
Located in Zone 1 of the city, this park is surrounded by important monuments such as Palacio Nacional, Catedral Metropolitana,
Biblioteca Nacional (national library), Archivo General de Centro America (Central America General Records Office), Portal del Comercio and Parque ...
This is the square with most tradition and one of the most archetypal in the city. It's located at an
intersection of four streets, which once housed the Ayuntamiento (City Council), the Prison, the Town Hall and the "Carnicerias" ...