Former National Congress Building

Local nameEx Congreso Nacional
LocationSantiago, Chile

The Former National Congress Building is the former home of the Chilean Congress. Congress met in this building in central Santiago until Salvador Allende's socialist government was overthrown by Augusto Pinochet's military coup d'état on September 11, 1973.During the Pinochet dictatorship, Congress was moved to new premises in Valparaíso; the old building was declared a national monument in 1976 and between 1990 and 2006 housed the ministry of foreign affairs. The Senate moved its offices in Santiago to this building in December 2000. On January 26, 2006 the Chamber of Deputies recovered its old offices.

Work began on the original building under President Manuel Montt Torres, but the construction was not completed until 1876, during the presidency of Federico Errázuriz Zañartu. The building was destroyed by fire in 1895, rebuilt, and reopened in 1901, during the Parliamentary Era.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Former_National_Congress_Building

Address Morandé 401-499, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

Coordinates -33°26'17.603" N -70°39'12.446" E

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