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Casa Colorada Museo de Santiago

Casa Colorada  Museo de Santiago (Calle Merced 860, Santiago) – this colonial structure was built by prominent Portuguese resident Don Joseph de la Vega in 1769. This blood-red colored building shows a typical home owned by the Santiago elite over 200 years ago. Given the frequent earthquakes that Chile has endured over the centuries, few […]

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About Chile

Chile’s pre-Columbian history goes back to the Inca Empire, when the northern and central portions of present-day Chile were part of it. While Spanish conquistadores (led by Francisco Pizarro) conquered the Inca Empire in nearby Peru and established a colonial presence there by 1534 (in the Spanish crown’s quest for gold), Chile wasn’t settled by […]