Casa Colorada, Santiago

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    Some colonial architecture is downtown Santiago

    by Jefie Written Sep 27, 2008

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    Casa Colorada (1769) in Santiago de Chile

    The Casa Colorada, built in 1769, is one of the most nicely preserved colonial buildings in Santiago. Again, not only has it survived the city's extreme modernization, it also made it through several devasting earthquakes. It was designed by Joseph de la Vega for Mateo de Toro Zambrano y Ureta, Royal Gorvernor of Chile and one of the most important architects of the country's fight for independence. Casa Colorada now houses the Museum of Santiago (open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday; Admission 35 Chilean pesos - about 70 cents), but as we were running short on time and had read some pretty discouraging reviews, we didn't bother going in. We did however stop for a few minutes to take some pictures and admire the house's unique architecture.

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    Casa Colorada

    by IIGUANA Written Jan 20, 2004

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    Casa Colorada

    Casa Colorada (red house) is where the Declaration of Independence was signed in September 18th, 1810. It's a national monument.
    It's only half block away from the Plaza de Armas, but I don't quite remember the name of the street. If you are standing at the center of the square, and have the cathedral on your right, go straight foward and take the street to your left. Half block away you'll find this building.

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    the Red House

    by globetrott Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    Casa Colorada / The Red House in Santiago
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    Casa Colorada / The Red House is at one side the city-museum of Santiago nowadays and at the other side it was the place, where Chile got its independance in September 18th, 1810, because the Declaration of Independance was signed there.

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    Casa Colorada

    by ezaguryk Written Feb 25, 2005

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    Casa colorada

    The Red House by his history and tradition, the most typical example than is conserved of the Chilean colonial house. The out side view is a sample a colonial work in Chile, there exhibit samples related to the foundation of Santiago and its development through the time, Red House lodges the Museum of Santiago

    La Casa Colorada es quizás, por su historia y tradición, el más típico ejemplo que se conserva de la casa colonial chilena. La fachada es una muestra de la riqueza que puede exhibir una obra colonial en Chile, allí se exhiben muestras relacionadas a la fundación de Santiago y su desarrollo a lo largo del tiempo, Casa Colorada alberga el Museo de Santiago

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    La Casa Roja - Museo de Santiago

    by dargains Updated Sep 29, 2004

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    Museo de Santiago

    Este museu como o nome diz é o museu que conta a história da cidade de Santiago, fica localizado numa construção bem tipica e bonita.

    Este museu como es proprio de su nombre cuenta la historia de la ciudad de Santiago, se queda en una construcion muy bonita e tipica.

    This museum is one that tells the history of the city of Santiago, it´s located in a very beautifull and tipical building, the Red House

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    Museo de Santiago

    by realde14 Written Sep 8, 2004

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    If you are into the history of how about the city of Santiago was built, the Museo de Santiago offers great illustrations. It is located in the colonial Casa Colorada at Merced 860 in the old center of Santiago.

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