This "Red House" (Casa Colorada y Museo de Santiago) was built in 1769 by Joseph de la Vega and is one of the best preserved ... More
Casa Colorada and Santiago Museum
This "Red House" (Casa Colorada y Museo de Santiago) was built in 1769 by Joseph de la Vega and is one of the best preserved colonial houses in Santiago. It is also a National Monument. It has a clay-tiled roof, deep red walls and balconied windows. Today it houses the Museum of Santiago in 5 of its rooms, which covers the history of pre-Hispanic Santiago up to the 20th century. Entrance is free on Sundays and holidays.
I love the colonial architecture of the building. I also liked the stories that were displayed, like the one about the arrival of the new Governor of Chile in the 1600's who upon his arrival to the country brought the wrath of the country's bishop upon himself because he visited the beautiful daughters of a prominent person before visiting the bishop as per protocol!
This is a light and pleasant museum which has more than 2,000 works by internationally renowned artists. Temporary exhibitions of
painting and photography can be enjoyed, such as the controversial collection of photographs by the famous Benetton photographer, or ...
This interesting bohemian neighborhood was once known as part of the Barrio de la Chimba, which in Quiche language means
'the other side of the river'. This area has a romantic and picturesque quality which attracts artists and the ...
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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