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Palacio Cousiño - Historical Building Santiago - Chile

Palacio Cousiño was built between 1870 and 1878 by French architect Paul Lathoud. It was originally the family home of Santiago’s richest family, the Cousiño-Goyenecheas, who made their fortune from coal and silver mines and the Cousiño-Macul Vineyard, which they still own.


In 1940, the property and all its fabulous contents were bought by the city of Santiago. It was then used as a residence for famous visitors to the city. In 1968, a fire destroyed most of the second floor, but the rest of the palace remains perfectly intact. It was opened as a museum in 1977 and declared a national monument in 1981.


The palace has a ballroom, music room, reception room, dining room, great hall, weapons room, picture gallery and the first elevators in Chile. It’s filled with the finest handcrafted furniture, most of which was imported from Europe.

Calle Dieciocho 438
Center, Santiago, Chile

Historical Building

Getting There
Closest metro: Toesca

Travel Tips: Open Tuesday to Friday 09:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. and 2:30p.m. – 5:30p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 09:30a.m. to 1:30p.m.

Price Description: USD$4 with guided tour in English.

Days Closed:Monday

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 56-2-6985063

Here are other activities in and around Center that may be of interest: Iglesia de los Sacramentinos, Templo Votivo de Maipú and Palacio de la Alhambra.

By Noleen Turner
I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in Santiago de Chile for over two years. I work in marketing communications and as a writer and...
24 Aug 2009

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