Former National Congress Building

Former National Congress Building

Nearest Turistik bus stop: Bus Stop 6: Plaza de Armas

This building is one of the most representative elements of the democratic life of Chile. The current construction dates back to 1901, on lands that once belonged to the Jesuits, where a few years earlier, in 1863, more than 2,000 parishioners died in the fire of the Church of the Society of Jesús.

Its architecture is composed of sober lines of French neoclassicism. In its gardens stands a statue of the Virgin Mary in memory of the victims of the fire of the Church of the Society of Jesus. The National Congress operated here until 1973. It was declared a National Monument in 1976.

You can enter and get to know through a free tour, only to the congress library.

Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 hrs.

Building Of The Former National Congress

Between the streets Catedral, Bandera, Compañía and Morandé; one block from the Plaza de Armas, Metropolitan Region.


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