Tourist Attraction in Santiago de Chile: Palácio de La Moneda
The Moneda Palace or simply La Moneda is the seat of the presidency of the republic of Chile. Also houses the ministry of the interior, the secretary general of the presidency and the secretary general of the government. The Moneda Palace was originally designed to house the house of the currency, when chile was a Spanish colony. Due to the lack of resources of the colonial government, the Spanish Royal House handed over the project to a particular. Thanks to funding by Francisco García de Huidobro, I Marquis De Royal House, the palace was built between 1786 and 1812. The Architect Responsible for was the Italian Joaquín Toesca. The house of the currency was officially opened on 1805. Its walls are built with very large rocks, coming to more than one metre wide, to give the construction the resistance needed to frequent earthquakes occurring in Santiago. In reality, the moneda palace is one of the few buildings of the colonial era that still remain standing in Chilean Capital.