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Palacio Cousiño Museum, Santiago

Palacio Cousiño Museum, Santiago (must see)

Any history and art lover, who would also like to spice up their trip with a look at some awe-inspiring and elegant fortune, should make their way to one of the biggest museums in Chile, the Palacio Cousiño Museum. Built in the late 19th century by Luis Cousiño of the wealthy Cousiño Goyenechea family, who had made a fortune on silver and coal mining, as well as wine production, this building stands as a testament of the local rich's lifestyle of that period.

The building was dedicated to the aristocrat's wife, Isadora Goyenechea, and abounds in wood, iron railings, as well as silk wall coverings. Most of the furniture in the museum is made of the Chinese cherry tree; the cutlery are of solid gold and there are some unique Italian ceramics, all of which display the immense wealth that Mr. Luis Cousiño had immersed for himself.

Starting 1940, the palace has accommodated important guests of the city. It is recognized as a Chilean national monument.

Why You Should Visit:
To get an idea of what it was like to be rich in the 19th century.
Breathtaking floors and rooms, exquisite works of art and furniture.
Affordable entry price for everyone looking to enjoy a different afternoon alone or with company.

Tip:
Tours in English are available approximately every 15min.
Take advantage of your visit here by also walking the nice Parque Almagro to the East where you'll meet with the spectacular Iglesia de los Sacramentinos, a copycat of the Sacre Coeur.

Opening hours:
Tue-Fri: 9:30am-1:30pm | 2:30pm-5pm;
Sat, Sun, and holidays: 9:30am-1:30pm

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Sight Name: Palacio Cousiño Museum
Sight Location: Santiago, Chile
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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