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!
One of Chile's governors, Jose Antonio Manso de Velasco, used to live in this beautiful colonial style home, which dates
back to the year 1730, and whose large walls are painted in red. In the beginning of the Republic ...
Although many come to visit the Museo de Arte Colonial or Museum of Colonial Art, if you have included colonial
architecture on your holiday itinerary, you will certainly appreciate a visit to the large building that houses this museum. ...
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