Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Santiago

Santiago is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Santiago one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Santiago is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Santiago or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Santiago. Explore the historical monuments of Santiago with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Santiago guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Santiago page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Santiago with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral

    #1 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral

    Tags: Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Plaza de Armas, Santiago, Chile

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Known for its gorgeous neo-classical architecture, the Metropolitan Cathedral was built during the second half of the 18th century. Further embellishments were added to the cathedral during the 19th c...Read more

  2. La Moneda Palace

    #2 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    La Moneda Palace

    Tags: Tour, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Moneda S/N, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    La Moneda is the Presidential office of Chile and reflects a regal yet splendid architectural design. Created by an Italian architect in the late 18th century, the place is loved for its neo-classical...Read more

  3. Centro Artesanal Los Dominicos

    #3 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Centro Artesanal Los Dominicos

    Tags: Historical Site, Specialty Shop

    Address: Av. Apoquindo 9085, Santiago, Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Centro Artesanal Pueblito Los Dominicos, located at the foothills of the Andean Mountains is an historical site where the small village was found. The villages’ country land is home to some of t...Read more

  4. Iglesia De San Francisco

    #4 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Iglesia De San Francisco

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Architecture , Cathedral

    Address: Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The San Francisco Church is the oldest building in Santiago and dates back to the 16th century. The clock tower was added during the 1800s and is the forth one to be installed here after the earthquak...Read more

  5. Paseo Ahumada

    #5 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Paseo Ahumada

    Tags: Walking Area, Street Market, Streets

    Address: Ahumada, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Paseo Ahumadais a pedestrian street in Santiago which covers a stretch of 4 blocks and has some of the best retail shops in the city. The street is loved for its fast paced life and an evening here me...Read more

  6. Plaza De La Constitucion

    #6 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Plaza De La Constitucion

    Tags: Historical Site, Statue, Plaza

    Address: Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Plaza de la Constitucion was built in 1935 on the grounds of the former Ministry of War. Today, the square is located at the heart of Santiago and is lined by many historical buildings including the M...Read more

  7. Casa Colorada

    #7 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Casa Colorada

    Tags: Museum, Walking Area, Historical Site

    Address: Merced 860, Centro Histórico de Santiago, Chile

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Red House or Casa Colorado was built in 1796 by Joseph de la Vega for Mateo de Toro y Zambrano- a political figure in Chile. Today the house adorns the street of Santiago by keeping a lesson of hi...Read more

  8. Castillo Hidalgo

    #8 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Castillo Hidalgo

    Tags: Garden, Park, View Point, Statue

    Address: Santa Lucia 279 - Santiago, Chile.

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Located in Santa Lucia, the Castillo Hidalgo is a good way to get away from the concrete buildings of Santiago and breathe fresh air or simply get a panoramic view of the city’s building. On a c...Read more

  9. Cementerio General De Santiago

    #9 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Cementerio General De Santiago

    Tags: Cemetery, Sculpture

    Address: Av Profesor Alberto Zanartu 951, Santiago, Chile

    Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The General Cemetery is the resting place of some of the most Notable personalities of Chile including famous artists and political figures. The cemetery is also the resting place of the victims of th...Read more

  10. Alameda Avenue

    #10 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Alameda Avenue

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Palace

    Address: Av Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Alameda avenue is the main avenue in Santiago which runs East-West and is known for important attractions and historic places that line the avenue. The avenue is located where there used to be Mapocho...Read more

  11. Estacion Central

    #11 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Estacion Central

    Tags: Historical Site, Monument

    Address: Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Estacion Central, opened in 1885, is the only railway station which has survived even after the closing of Estacion Mapocho. The larger-than-life structure was designed and conceptualized by Gusta...Read more

  12. Huerfanos Street

    #12 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Huerfanos Street

    Tags: Outdoors, Streets

    Address: Huerfanos, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Huerfanos Street runs East-West in downtown Santiago and is named so after the Orphanage built here in the 18th century. The name Huerfanos means ‘Orphan’- giving the street its name. ...Read more

  13. Former National Congress Building

    #13 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Former National Congress Building

    Tags: Library, Landmark, Monument, Architecture

    Address: Compania de Jesus 1131, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Ex Congreso Nacional was used as a government building for the National Congress till 1973. The building was declared as a National monument in 1976 and is presently functional as the headquarters...Read more

  14. Barrio Concha Y Toro

    #14 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Barrio Concha Y Toro

    Tags: Historical Site, Neighborhoods

    Address: Concha y Toro, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Concha Y Toro Barrio is a small neighborhood in Santiago where time stands still. The place will remind of a quiet neighborhood in Paris and is lined with historic buildings, has cobbled streets a...Read more

  15. Palacio De Tribunales De Justicia

    #15 of 16 Historical Places in Santiago
    Palacio De Tribunales De Justicia

    Tags: Landmark, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Compania de Jesus, Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

    Timings: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm Details

    Built in early 20th century in Neo-classic style with a touch of French architecture and design, the Palacio de Tribunales de Justicia is the highest judiciary body in Santiago. The place is known for...Read more

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